Bicycle Film Festival

Charleston Moves & CMH presents:

Bicycle Film Festival

BACKPEDAL, Y3LLOW, TRIBES: BRONX BMX, BOY, CONNIE CARPENTER, CYCOLOGIC, KING OF THE MOUNTAIN, SISTER SESSION, TALL BIKE TOUR, TEAM RUSH MIAMI, A WAY FORWARD, THE SECRET TRUTH OF THE UNIVERSE

Sat · October 7, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10 - Advance | $12 - Day of Show

Pre-Film Group Bike Ride Leaves from The Recovery Room at 6PM

Bicycle Film Festival
The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to be teaming up with Charleston Moves, Lunch and Recess, D'Allesandro's Pizza, & New Belgium to present a night of Bicycle Films in downtown Charleston, SC on Saturday, October 7th at 7PM. We hope to make this an annual event, as we partner up with the New York Bicycle Film Festival (now in its 17th year). The New York Bicycle Film Fest built the film lineup for us and helped with the organization of our event. We are proud to be coordinating with a wonderful festival in a great city, as we seek to make larger connections with people on bikes, activists, and arts organizations throughout the country. We are also jazzed to be officially screening Backpedal: an hour long film created by Charleston’s own, Ryan Cockrell, that explores the difficulties and dangers of mobility in Charleston, SC.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Charleston Moves, a nonprofit organization advocating for enhanced conditions for walking and riding a bike in Charleston County. We will all meet at The Recovery Room on King Street at 5:30 pm for a group bike ride to the Music Hall led by Charleston Moves. Basic bicycle decorations will be on hand, but feel free to step it up a notch on your own! Prizes will be given out for best-decorated bike. New Belgium will also be raffling off a bicycle with proceeds benefiting Charleston Moves. The films will start at 7pm and run for approximately 2.5 hours. We will also be holding an after-party at a location that is TBA.
BACKPEDAL
Director Ryan Cockrell.

It's no secret that biking in Charleston, South Carolina, is at best a pain and at worst a death wish. The film highlights stories of everyday residents who are forced to endure dangerous conditions, despite the growing demand for safe facilities.
Y3LLOW
Director Oz Smith, Natalie Studdert.

Y3llow was created by Jumbla, an Animation & Motion Graphics Studio, for Rhinomed featuring three-time Tour De France winner (2013, 2015 and 2016) Chris Froome. It combines live-action footage of the cyclist with motion graphics and includes a voiceover track recorded with the cyclist in Melbourne.
TRIBES: BRONX BMX
Director Danielle Levitt.

A collaboration with Marc Jacobs. Combining fashion with documentary storytelling, this video explores different subcultures who represent rebellion and self-expression without consideration of social expectations.
BOY
Director Justin Chadwick

A man, coping with the loss of his son, works a branch into a perfect block of wood and installs it into a velodrome track as a memorial.  He rides the track on his son’s bike, making the journey his son never could.  Boy stars respected British actor Timothy Spall, whose works include Secrets and Lies and Harry Potter.
CONNIE CARPENTER
Director Spencer MacDonald

Featuring cycling legend and overall wonderful soul, Connie Carpenter.
CYCOLOGIC
Directors Emilia Stålhammar, Veronica Pålsson, and Elsa Löwdin.

Amanda Ngabirano's biggest dream is to have a cycling lane in her city, Kampala,Uganda. This nation faces a chaotic and dangerous traffic environment, but also struggles with endless queues, pollution, motorcyclists and cars attacking from every angle. An impossible task according to most, but not according to Amanda Ngabirano.
KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
Director Orlando von Einsiedel.

As a boy growing up, Samuel Mugisha dreamed of being a part of the Rwandan national cycling team, Team Rwanda, as he believed it would be a way to help make money for his family. What he discovered was something else entirely. In a country trying to get over the trauma of a genocide, Team Rwanda represents a lot more than sport.
SISTER SESSION
Directors Helen Habakuk, Doris Taaker, & Brett Astrid Vomma.

Women’s BMX is a small but tight and growing community.  They are making their way to big competitions around the world.  This film captures their first time at a major event like Simple Session.  This is an all female production.
TALL BIKE TOUR
Director Zenga Bros.

Benny Zenga has made over five films that have screened at the Bicycle Film Festival. The Zenga family bring their eccentric brand of creativity to the streets while traveling and living on tall bikes.
64 min.
TEAM RUSH MIAMI
Director Lucas Brunelle.

Bikes rock!!
A WAY FORWARD
Director Issac Seigel Boettner and Jacob Seigel Boettner.

In Kakamega, Kenya, young female students used to walk hours to and from school, dodge the predatory advances of motorcycle taxi drivers and often arrive exhausted and terrified. Now, thanks to the bicycles they received from World Bicycle Relief, these hurdles have disappeared.
THE SECRET TRUTH OF THE UNIVERSE
Director Sai Selvarajan.

A woman rides home alone.
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
http://charlestonmusichall.com/