LONDON – PROGRAMME 4

URBAN BIKE SHORTS

Short films documenting urban bike communities in cities around the world, from alley cat races in Canada to young people finding an escape from gang violence in London. Includes Bear (2011) by Nash Edgerton, nominated for Palme d’Or for best short film at Cannes.

Hackney Picturehouse 
Saturday 24th November, 8pm

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

PLS DO NOT COUNT THIS
South Africa 2017 6min.
Dir. Adam McConnachie, Jonathan Pinkhard
Wandile Msomi moves through the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa with adept skill on his fixed gear.

RAPHA RIDES LA (WITH GEOFF MCFETRIDGE)
USA 2017 3min.
Dir. Spencer MacDonald
Artist, designer, and BFF alum, Geoff McFetridge presents an insightful perspective on cycling as a way to understand the many worlds of L.A.

BIKES UP KNIVES DOWN
UK 2017 3min.
Dir. Conor Cronin, Ronan Gallagher
A community of young people leaving behind gang violence for bike culture. Presented by Dazed and Confused.

FIXED
Singapore 2018 4min.
Dir. Tan Chee Wee
A portrait of Zul Awab who is a pioneering force in the fixed gear and cycling communities of South East Asia.

UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES “KNOW TOMORROW”
USA 2017 4min.
Dir. Juan Juy Vazquez
Music video shot live during Black Label Bicycle Club’s 2016 annual Bike Kill: one of the best and anarchic bicycle events in the world.

HUNTRESS
2018 5min.
Dir. Kelsey Leigh
New York City through the lens of female bike messengers – who they are, where they are going, and what they’re after.

MASH SF – THE GREEN VIDEO
USA 2017 6min.
Dir. Mike Martin
Sometimes, the hustle of big city livin’ just gets to you…

THE SIX DAY RACE: THE STORY OF MARSHALL “MAJOR” TAYLOR
USA 2018 7min.
Dir. Colin Barnacle
Marshall “Major” Taylor was a pioneer of his time and broke through the color barriers of bicycle racing to become the world’s first black cycling champion and the first African-American world champion of any sport. Track Racing was the biggest sport of the time. He was one of the highest paid, and well known stars around the world.

KATURA – PECKHAM BMX
UK 2017 3min.
Dir. Nick Rowley
CK Flash started the Peckham BMX club on a scrap of wasteland, building a course from scratch. Female BMX champion, Kat Davidson is one of the many young riders from the local area to benefit.

ESCAPE
Canada 2018 11min.
Dir. Anjali Nayar
JaBig, a Montreal-based DJ, is on a quest to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. Join him on the last day of his ride to discover what happens when you stop listening to all the reasons why you shouldn’t, and listen to the voice inside you, telling you to go.

YAEJI “DRINK I’M SIPPIN’ ON”
USA 2017 4min.
Dir. Anthony Sylvester
The New York and Seoul based DJ/producer, Kathy “Yaeji” Lee has become one of New York’s most exciting new voices. Yaeji bikes through Chinatown in an oversized blazer, a concept inspired by a photograph of her mother in the 80’s as an image of female empowerment.

WHAT DO CATS DREAM ABOUT?
UK, 2017 1min.
Dir. Ryan Turnley
What DO cats dream about?

THE SECRET TRUTH OF THE UNIVERSE
USA 2016 4min.
Dir. Sai Selvarajan
A woman rides home alone.

LUCAS BRUNELLE
USA 2018 5min.
Dir. Lucas Brunelle
Lucas Brunelle rides a hurricane.

FIRST CATS
Canada 2017 20min.
Dir. Greg Pistol
The history of alley cat races. These underground and unsanctioned bike races started in Toronto by bike messengers now take place all over the world.

96min.