This Friday and Saturday, the Bicycle Film Festival , endearingly dubbed the “BFF,” will breeze through Portland with a curated selection of shorts, and a local opener: beach-punk band Guantanamo Baywatch. Not to be confused with Portland’s own Filmed By Bike , which screens in April, this annual showcase of bike-themed short films is headquartered in New York, and set to tour internationally in 2011. BFF was friendly enough to send along the following trailers:
RIDING THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
Seven professional skateboarders attempt to cycle New Zealand’s North Island in this beautiful documentary. They experience the Heaven and Hell of cycling New Zealand while traversing the island in search of skate spots.
LINE OF SIGHT: LUCAS BRUNELLE (Dir. Benny Zenga)
His helmet-cam footage of unsanctioned street races around the globe gives us a unique perspective on the best urban riders in the world.
EMPIRE (Dir. Christian Thormann & Luke Stiles)
The long-awaited urban cycling feature following some of the best riders in New York City.
BIRTH OF BIG AIR (Dir by Jeff Tremaine, produced by Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville and Mark Lewman)
A documentary about BMX legend Mat Hoffman.
The Bicycle Film Festival will show at the Clinton Street Theater this Friday and Saturday. For more upcoming arts events, visit PoMo’s Arts & Entertainment Calendar, stream content with an RSS feed, or sign up for our weekly On The Town Newsletter!