KIND Healthy Snacks presents the 13th edition of the preeminent arts event celebrating bicycles: the international Bicycle Film Festival. Films from around the world, directed by established and emerging filmmakers, will screen at the Aratani/Japan America Theatre downtown over the evenings of Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th.
The four unique screenings of narrative and cinematic films kick off with the premiere of HALF THE ROAD, a highly anticipated feature about the highlights and challenges of women’s cycling, setting the tone for the following three programs of fun and poignant shorts illuminating the joys and perseverance riding inspires across cultures, ages and landscapes.
To celebrate the arrival of the Bicycle Film Festival and promote kindness, people can visit https://www.kindsnacks.com/kinddeliveries starting March 27th and schedule a free KIND Delivery to a friend in LA. KIND Healthy Snacks will deliver free roses and KIND bars via bike messenger across Los Angeles to brighten your friend’s day.
Bicycle Film Festival 2014 Los Angeles’ complete film program is available online at bicyclefilmfestival.com/city/los-angeles.
THE WAY I ROLL Dir. Peter Sutherland, USA, 29min.
Follow acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Peter Sutherland as he reveals the lives of six unique and equally influential American cyclists, starring Chris Van Dine, Nicole Duke, Lucas Brunelle, Sal Barbier, Gina Marie Scardino and Seth Rosko.
THREE-LEGGED HORSES Dir. Felipe Bustos Sierra, Scotland, 20min.
Based on a true story, an Edinburgh rickshaw driver determined to make enough money before his knees are permanently damaged, takes on one last grueling job – a journey to the highest point in town, the Edinburgh Castle.
THE CYCLIST Dir. Morgan Krantz, USA, 10min.
A love story that will send you spinning
ROAD FROM KARAKOL Dir. Fitz Cahall, USA/Kyrgyzstan, 24min.
There is one question. If the road ended, would you keep pedaling?
Dir. Helen Habakuk, Doris Taaker & Brett Astrid Vomma, Estonia, 11min.
Women’s BMX is a small but tight and growing community, making its way to big competitions around the world. This film, an all female production, captures their first time at a major event like Simple Session.
ROAD SAGE Dir. Benny Zenga & Lucas Brunelle, USA, 12min.
Lucas Brunelle captures his worldwide bicycle adventures with his helmet camera.
Free bike valet
Free Fairdale Bike Raffle
Tickets: $11 per screening
Festival Passes: $27 (includes all four screenings, limited quantity)
7:30pm PROGRAM 1: Half the Road
9:30pm PROGRAM 2: The Way I Roll
After Party TBA
7:00pm PROGRAM 3: Cinematic Shorts
9:00pm PROGRAM 4: Urban Bike Shorts
After Party TBA