Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bicycle Film Festival

When Brendt Barbur was hit by a bus while biking in New York city, he was not discouraged. On the contrary, he came up with the idea to transform his painful experience to something beautiful instead. That's how Bicylce Film Festival was born. The Festival, "a platform to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film" is said to be "a major catalyst for the urban bike movement" that we lately witness all over the world. 

Thanks to arty bicycle-rider Georgia, I was informed for the up and coming  Athenian version of the Festival. The Bike Film Screening will take place from Thursday 8 till Sunday 11 December at Michael Cacogiannis Foundation, Peiraios 206, Tavros, GR, while the rest of the activities, such as exhibitions, parties, BMX and CycloCross contests will span all over the city of Athens.

Bicycle Film Festival is an initiative more widespread than the Pope himself; it takes place literally everywhere, from Amsterdam and N.Y., to London, L.A., Paris, Sydney, Taipei, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, even some Japanese cities that maybe you have never heard of, 東京, for example.

As the organisers note down, there will be a special designated place to park your bikes, so don't even think of going there by any other means of transportation! Be fit and environment-friendly, not only a cinephile. Even Zazie fait la bicyclette!

Find the full programme HERE.

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