URBAN BIKE SHORTS
June 15 9:30pm
RED HOOK CRIT MILANO NO. 9
Italy, Romania 2018 7 min.
Dir. Qiu Ics
The men and women of the most recent Red Hook Crit to “Diesel Power” by The Prodigy.
KNIVES DOWN, BIKES UP
UK 2018 3 min.
Dir. Matt Dempsey
London is currently experiencing a knife crime epidemic. In response to this crisis, some of London’s youths have banded together to start the Knives Down, Bikes Up movement.
USA 2019 7 min.
Dir. Mike Martin
An adeptly shot compilation of riding vignettes from some of San Francisco’s best street riders.
USA 2018 3 min.
Dir. Bob Blankemeier
Tenzin Nyandak immigrated from Nepal with his mother as a teenager. Through the discovery of BMX, Tenzin crafted his view on how to push himself in competitive New York City and grow as an adult.
RIDE LIKE A GIRL
USA 2019 3 min.
Dir. Jon Lynn
Pittsburgh’s first indoor bike park, The Wheel Mill closed its doors to boys. This day “girls only”.
FIGHT TO LIVE - A CYCLIST STORY
USA 2019 5 min.
Dir. Kenneth Sousie
A glimpse into the lives of two bicycle messengers, Dana Haberern and Mike Pach, as they show us the reality of what it is like to be a day to day cyclist in New York City.
CRAZY NICK - A STORY TOLD IN POLAROID
USA 2018 5 min.
Dir. Matt Reyes
Nick McManus has been working hard to document his New York. With a strong connection to the underground, he captures group polaroid photos of attendees at secret parties, alley cats, art exhibitions, and spaces that are closing. As an ex bike messenger, you will catch him with a similar intensity flying from one event to next making an appearance at every spot that matters. “Uno Mas” he yells while he captures his second or third shot.
Russia 2018 3 min.
Dir. Phillipp Kurepin
Checkpoint. Coffee. Checkpoint. A speedy alleycat in St. Petersburg, Russia.
USA 2019 2 min.
Dir. Peter Sutherland
Go for a ride with pro-BMX legend and Manhattan’s Dah Shop owner, Tyrone Williams.
India 2018 4 min.
Dir. Anuj Khurana
Cycling in India has come of age. BMX in India is only getting bigger and better by the day. Jimmy’s run through Old Delhi expresses this.
SPEED WALKING NYC
USA 2019 8 min.
Dir. Matt Sezer
For the past 20 years, 59-year-old foot courier Kurt Boone has been documenting New York City bike messenger culture, all while walking 7+ miles every day. His passion and excitement for the culture brings positivity to the messenger community in the face of the bleak economic realities of courier work.
USA 2019 7 min.
Dir. Matt Reyes
In a city that’s always changing, the fixed gear community is thriving again in San Francisco. Everything is better together and if you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.
Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil 2019 7 min.
Dir. Crihs Thormann
Native New Yorkers and excellent street riders Crihs Thormann and Toni Rodriguez explore the streets and the urban bike communities in Chile, Brasil, Argentina, and Uruguay.
USA, Iraq, Syria, El Salvador 2019 10 min.
Dir. Kelsey Leigh
LAGOS BMX CREW
Nigeria, UK 2018 12 min.
Dir. Fraser Byrne
Starboy, KK Money, and S-King lead us through the streets of Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, to illustrate just what a difference riding bikes has made to their lives and what their hopes are for the future of the sport in their city.