The 2013 Rochester Bicycle Film Festival
Spring is coming, and spring means bicycling and Bicycle Week. On May 14th, Tuesday of Bicycle Week, Rochester's 2013 Bicycle Film Festival will be held at the landmark Cinema Theatre at Goodman St and Clinton Avenue.
In the Cinema Theatre tradition of the double feature, we will be showcasing two feature films.
With My Own Two Wheels is an award-winning documentary about the power of bicycles to enhance lives and improve communities. Filmed in multiple locations around the globe, it showcases how ingenuity, determination, and this simple machine can bring great benefit to people practically and economically.
Race Across America is filmmaker Stephen Auerbach's exploration of this amazing 3000 mile, 10 day race. It is a story of grit and determination, tucked away from the money and glory of high-profile professional team bicycle racing. The competitors challenge themselves and each other in near obscurity, testing their mental, physical, and emotional endurance in what has been described as one of world's most grueling races.
Between these two films, take a few moments for refreshments and a chance to chat with friends, and enjoy a series of entertaining 3 minute “bike shorts!” We will be featuring short films which have won bicycle film festival awards, as well as premiering an entirely Rochester hometown short bike film.
The evening's events will be rounded out by cycling goodies, news, and information available in the lobby, as well as entertaining slides in the pre-film “preview” slide loop.
The 2013 Rochester Bicycle Film Festival is a noncommercial venture provided for the entertainment of our community. Proceeds of the Festival will benefit World Bicycle Relief (http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org.) Their mission statement: “In the hands of a student, healthcare worker or entrepreneur, this bicycle is life changing. Individuals, communities, and entire economies are empowered. On average each bicycle in the field improves 5 people's lives.”
Early arrival is recommended to get a good seat and to enjoy the pre-show action. Ride your bike to the theatre and show your helmet to receive a discount on our already low admission price. See you at the movies!