Sacramento / Davis

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16

FUN BIKE SHORTS - SACRAMENTO

Film screenings - 8:00pm

Fremont Park
1515 Q Street in downtown Sacramento

BEAR
Australia 2015 | 10min.
Dir. Nash Edgerton
Jack means well, but sometimes good intentions have horrible consequences.

DARKLIGHT
USA 2015 | 8min.
Dir. Mike Brown
Follow professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles on a mind-bending neon themed night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest.

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
UK/Rwanda 2015 | 9min.
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
As a boy growing up, Samuel Mugisha dreamed of being a part of the Rwandan national cycling team, Team Rwanda, as he believed it would be a way to help make money for his family. What he discovered was something else entirely. In a country trying to get over the trauma of a genocide, Team Rwanda represents a lot more than sport.

LUCAS BRUNELLE IN TOKYO
USA/Japan 2016 | 3min.
Dir. Lucas Brunelle
World famous Lucas Brunelle follows bicycle messengers through Tokyo.

SPEEDVAGEN FAMILY RACING: LAURA WINBERRY
USA 2015 | 6min.
Dir. Chris Flanagan
Profile of Speedvagen Cyclocross Team racer Laura Winberry, her integration of poetry and cyclocross and why they call it “Family Racing”.

VELODROOL
Estonia 2015 | 6min.
Dir. Sander Joon
An addicted biker runs out of cigarettes. He joins the race to get more, but has to accept help from some peculiar people in the audience to stay in the competition.

VELO VISIONARIES – CHRIS CARLSSON
USA 2015 | 6min.
Dir. Kristin Tieche
A talk with Chris Carlsson, one of the original co-founders of the worldwide movement Critical Mass.

DAVIS AND CONNIE
USA 2014 | 16min.
Dir. Ben Ingham
This film, produced by Rapha is about two of America’s finest and most inspiring road racers, Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter-Phinney. Their careers saw them move from domination of domestic races to international and Olympic success.

REVELATIONS
UK/Thailand 2015 | 6min.
Dir. Jesse Ayles
A look at the growing youth movement in Northern Thailand that is creating Chiang Mai's bicycle scene. 

TALL BIKE TOUR
Canada 2016 | 10min.
Dir. Zenga Bros.
Benny Zenga has made over five films that have screened at the Bicycle Film Festival. The Zenga family bring their eccentric brand of creativity to the streets while traveling and living on tall bikes.

MAMA AGATHA
Netherlands 2015 | 16min.
Dir. Fadi Hindash
Once a week, a group of migrant women from Southeast Amsterdam meet in a gymnasium to learn how to cycle. Supervising their bicycle course is a Ghanaian woman nicknamed ‘Mama Agatha’. Over the summer, this community mother gives the ladies from China, Pakistan and Suriname the confidence to get behind the two wheels for the first time.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17

BFF GREATEST HITS - DAVIS

Festivities - 6:00pm
Film screenings - 8:00pm

Central Park
3rd + B Streets in Davis

THE MAN WHO LIVED ON HIS BIKE
Canada 2012 | HD 3min.
Dir. Guillaume Blanchet
What would it be like to live on your bike?

THE CYCLIST
USA 2013 | HD 10min.
Dir. Morgan Krantz
A love story that will send you spinning…

BOY
England 2012 | Digital 10min.
Dir. Justin Chadwick
A man, coping with the loss of his son, works a branch into a perfect block of wood and installs it into a velodrome track as a memorial.  He rides the track on his son’s bike, making the journey his son never could.  Boy stars respected British actor Timothy Spall, whose works include Secrets and Lies and Harry Potter.

THE BICYCLE
USA 2012 | HD 7min.
Dir. Adam Neustadter and Chris McCoy
An old, abandoned bicycle learns to love again.

PHILIPPA AND NANCY
Scotland 2012 | Digital SLR 8min.
Dir. Paul Whyte, Ciarra Barry, Claire McInnes, & Nora Smyth
Where does one find love in the modern world? In night clubs?  On the internet? Best friends Philippa and Nancy have tried all that, without success. Now they turn to their bicycles to try a new method…

ON TIME
USA 1985 | 16mm 10min.
Dir. Ari Taub
This comedy classic short, shown worldwide, marked the debut of director/screenwriter Ari Taub, and captured the spirit of low budget filmmaking in New York City.  Jimmy, a bicycle messenger from the Albatross Courier Company, takes us through the streets and boroughs of New York to deliver a package “on time”. Braving the perilous city streets, there’s nothing Jimmy can’t handle. . . or is there?

SOME THINGS RIDE A BICYCLE
USA 2006 | Video 1min.
Dir. Chris Jolly
A series of chalkboard animations of various funny objects riding bicycles.

ROAD SAGE
USA 2013 | HD 12min.
Dir. Benny Zenga
Lucas Brunelle captures his worldwide bicycle adventures with his helmet camera.

SISTER SESSION
Estonia 2012 | HD 11min.
Dir. Helen Habakuk, Doris Taaker, & Brett Astrid Vomma
Women’s BMX is a small but tight and growing community. They are making their way to big competitions around the world.  This film captures their first time at a major event like Simple Session.  This is an all female production.

THREE-LEGGED HORSES
Scotland 2011 | HD SLR 20min.
Dir. Felipe Bustos Sierra
Based on a true story, an Edinburgh rickshaw driver determined to make enough money before his knees are permanently damaged, takes on one last grueling job - a journey to the highest point in town, the Edinburgh Castle.  

BFFNY 2016 Artwork by:

Lucinda Schreiber