Bicycle Film Festival 2010
I like to ride my bicycle
Whether you bike like an Egyptian or peddle like a pro, Sydney’s annual Bicycle Film Festival is for you.
The theme of the festival is it’s namesake; the bicycle. And, how joyous is the splendid bike; Agenda likes flying down the footpath, wind in our hair and peddles at our toes. We almost get high on (just) writing about it.
The birth of the festival comes out of a New Yorker’s bicycle experience. Founding Festival Director, Brendt Barbur, created the festival after he was hit by a bus while riding in the big smoke – fancy that.
Like any optimistic biker he used his negative experience and channeled it into a positive one. From that day on, Barbur was determined to bring the importance of biking to the rest of the world. For 10 years, the festival, which is an annual multi-citied Film Festival aims to celebrate the bicycle in all its entirety through art, music and film.
The Bicycle Film Festival has been a major catalyst for the urban bike movement, one of the most powerful and culturally relevant forces of the last decade.
So, if you feel like you need some bicycle lovin then head down to the opening night event at the Beresford Hotel – on tonight from 6pm. The launch party kicks off the next few peddle power fueled days promising to be filled with laughter, love and surprises.
Alright, now on your bike.
Where: Opening night at The Beresford Hotel. Films showing at Dendy Newtown – 251-263 King St – on Friday and Saturday nights.
When: Various events and films running November 17th to 21st
Get me in: Full details and tickets available from BicycleFilmFestival.com