PROGRAM 4 NYC 2019

Cinematic Shorts

June 15 7:30pm

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DAN DEACON - THE BREAKAWAY
UK 2018 3 min.
Dir. Finlay Pretsell

Dan Deacon has performed in multiple cities for the Bicycle Film Festival. This music video for his song "The Breakaway" is footage from the feature he scored, Time Trial.

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TAILWHIP
2017 USA 13 min.
Dir. Joris Debeij

A young BMX-rider, Erik Aguila has the chance to make it as a professional and escape his less than ideal surroundings. This is a story of love between a father and his son.

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RAPHA RIDES OSAKA
Japan 2018 4 min.
Dir. Lee Basford & Daisuke Kitayama

A film exploring the city of Osaka from a local perspective with Truck Furniture's Tokuhiko Kise who’s life and work merges and overlaps with indistinct lines. And grand tour photographer Kei Tsuji who explains "With the ocean to the west and mountains in the east, rides often lead me to explore the hills in-between – where a side street can unlock a small adventure to share with friends. For me, discovering Osaka has no limits.

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RE-CYCLE
Canada, USA 2019 4 min.
Dir. Claudia Kedney-Bolduc

Shop owner and enthusiast, Megan Arceneaux attempts to grow Lafayette, Louisiana’s bike culture - one recycled bike at a time.

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L’A BICI
Italy 2014 9 min.
Dir. Giorgio Bonecchi Borgazzi

On the background of a country in deep crisis, an office clerk decides to ride his bike to work even though he might be fired soon. When the chain of his bike suddenly becomes entangled, he is confronted by the only man around offering support: a homeless foreigner.

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BREATHE.
Bulgaria, Portugal 2018 1 min.
Dir. Stoil Dimitrov, Borislav Kamilov

No story. Just breath.

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MODDER (MUD)
Belgium 2019 6 min.
Dir. Ralph Samson

One week in cyclocross' mother land.

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OCEAN - SURF BY BIKE
USA, MEXICO 2019 9 min.
Dir. Nicole Mackinlay Hahn

Ashley Lloyd Thompson, a surf shaper from Santa Cruz, California, traveled to Mexico with her husband and son in search of quiet surf breaks. Many of the best breaks are tough to access. Fat bikes made the most sense to enjoy these secret places. Along the way, she found some beautiful quiet moments with the ocean and with her family. These are the simple joys that life on a bike can bring.

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IT’S THE GETTING THERE
USA 2018 4 min.
Dir. Matt Reyes

Inside the North Portland home, studio, and mind of cyclist and artist, Dustin Klein (founder of Cadence).

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STYROFOAM
China, USA 2017 5 min.
Dir. Noah Sheldon

Guo Jie is one of the estimated 277 million rural migrant workers in China. In Shanghai, she buys and collects styrofoam boxes from markets selling fresh produce and takes them to a seafood wholesale market where she resells them. She does one round trip a day, piling as much styrofoam on her bike as possible so she doesn’t have to go back and forth. Scored by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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THE FRENCHY
USA 2018 15 min.
Dir. Michelle Smith

82-year old French snow-ski racer and mountain biker, Jacques Houotis is a local legend, an age-defying athlete and an incorrigible flirt. Houotis has survived some two dozen close calls with death, including avalanches, cancer, car accidents, a heart attack, drowning and even an attempted murder. Frenchy inspires us to stay positive today.

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OCTA
France 2019 4 min.
Dir. Vincent De La Rue

The bicycle, the rider and nature merge.

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RJ RIPPER
Nepal 2018 20 min.
Dir. Joey Schusler

The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalayas. A Vimeo Staff Pick - Best of the Month.