Deerhunter Featured at Film Fest
The Bicycle Film Festival, presented by 42BELOW, returns to Los Angeles for the SIXTH year to present a cultural phenomenon like no other. Originating in New York City, the festival is a voice for the most powerful and culturally relevant movement of the past decade: the urban bike movement. The BFF brings together many creative communities, including fashion, music and art as well as various bicycling communities – including fixed gear, BMX, and road cycling - over a shared passion for bike riding.
The Los Angeles Bicycle Film Festival kicks off August 26th at 8pm with Bikes Rock!, a concert at The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock featuring performances by DEERHUNTER andother guests. The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock is located at 2225 Colroado Blvd.; the concert will be 18+. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets by going to www.bicyclefilmfestival.com.
The Bicycle Film Festival's traveling art show – Joyride – opens on Thursday, August 27th. A visual manifestation of the urban bicycle movement, Joyride brings together a diverse group of internationally established and emerging artists and members of the bicycling community all who share a passion for bicycles. The opening reception will be held from 6pm to 10pm at the BFF Storefront Gallery, located at 4316 Melrose Avenue (near Heliotrope). Joyride includes Los Angeles based based artists GEOFF MCFETRIDGE and MEARONE, as well as work from Kenny Scharf, Scott Campbell, Steve MacDonald, Mike Giant, Artus de Lavilléon, and Cheryl Dunn. Directly following the show, join us for the afterparty, Details to be announced.
August 28th and August 29th, the festival will screen various shorts and feature films – reflecting the diverse experiences of bicyclists. Highlights this year include Where Are You Go, directed by Benny Zenga and Brian Vernor; I Love My Bicycle: The Story of FBM Bikes directed by Joe Stakun; The Third Wheel directed by Brian Schoenfelder, and Anima D'Acciaio directed by Daniel Leeb of Cinecycle. All film screenings will be held at the Downtown Independent (251 South Main Street, near W.3rd Street). Afterparty and Goldsprints information to be announced.
Sunday, August 30th, we close out the Bicycle Film Festival in Los Angeles with our annual Street Party. Running from 12pm-8pm, join us for a fun bike games, a bunnyhop contest, fixed-gear competitions, free-style competitions and great music. The Joyride exhibit will still be up and open to the public just across the street!. Held on North Heliotrope Drive at Melrose Avenue in East Hollywood, the day is jam packed with bike fun.
As a special part of the Bicycle Film Festival, 42BELOW Vodka is putting out a call to action to take part in supporting the Alliance for Biking & Walking by encouraging tweeters to follow the ride on Twitter (twitter.com/WeLikeBike42). If 20,000 people follow the ride on Twitter, 42BELOW will make a $42K donation to the Alliance.
Tickets can be purchased for $10/program or $30/Festival pass at www.bicyclefilmfestival.com.
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