Here's the heads-up on New York in their own words:
New York, New York (May 2009) The Bicycle Film Festival is a cultural phenomenon like no other. Originating in New York City, The Bicycle Film Festival is the earliest voice of the most powerful and culturally relevant movements of the past decade, the urban bike movement. The BFF has played a formative role in urban youth culture, and brings many communities together, both cultural (fashion, music, art) to different genres within the bicycle community itself (track bikes, BMX, road cycling) around a shared passion for bicycling.For some pictures from last years BFF party in LA, see our own little Hoe-Down at Hel-Mel.
The festival kicks off June 17th at 7PM with Bikes Rock, a free concert at South Street Seaport, featuring performances by national and local talent that have resonance within the bicycle movement.
Joy Ride, opening June 18th (6-10 PM), the BFF's annual art show, is a visual manifestation of the urban bicycle movement. The show brings together a diverse group of internationally established and emerging artists and members of the bicycling community all who share a passion for bicycles. 2009 artists include Kenny Scharf, Scott Campbell, Chiara Clemente, Steve MacDonald, Mike Giant, Benedict Radcliffe, Artus de Lavilléon, and Cheryl Dunn. The exhibition is held in multiple non-traditional venues and store-fronts on Manhattan's Lower East Side and SOHO: Collective Hardware (169 Bowery) Puffin Room (435 Broome Street), and "the pit" at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Chrystie Street and Broome Street).
Beginning June 19th, the festival will screen several programs--a total 49 shorts and 4 features--that reflect the diverse experiences involving the bicycle. Highlights from this year include: Where Are You Go, directed by Benny Zenga and Brian Vernor, I Love My Bicycle: The Story of FBM Bikes, directed by Joe Stakun, and The Third Wheel, directed by Brian Schoenfelder. All screenings are held at the Anthology Film Archives, home to the BFF since 2001 (32 Second Avenue).
We're definitely looking forward to another few rounds of fun!