Biking is having a moment. Citi Bike is expanding, Andy Samberg just released his Tour de Pharmacy trailer, and Bicycle Fetish Day is quickly approaching. Which makes it a great time for the Bicycle Film Festival to roll into town. The fest will bring a week of screenings, live performances, exhibitions, and even a new animation program to Anthology Film Archives.
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As the craft beer industry in New York City and beyond continues to grow, the folks behind tomorrow’s inaugural Beer Film Festival found it fitting to gather some of the industry’s biggest names for a night of frothy brews and film.
The Bicycle Film Festival is just what one might expect: a festival devoted to films featuring this beloved form of transport. The fest originated at Anthology Film Archive in 2001, and has since whirred through over 60 cities worldwide; it now returns to its birthplace for its 14th reiteration. This year’s selection will see the beautiful machine appearing in an eclectic array of shorts and features: peddled across southern Africa in Lucas Brunelle Goes to Africa, under the bony (and drug-free) bottoms of the Argos-Shimano team as they wend their way through the 100th Tour de France in Clean Spirit, and wielded by wildly talented (but under-appreciated) women professionals in Half the Road.Hop on your trusty two-wheeled steed and get over here, stat.
This Oscar-winning crime caper follows the trail of a top cop (Gian Maria Volonte) who kills his mistress (Florinda Bolkan), then tests whether he’ll be charged with the crime. The corruption-riddled and flashback-strewn satire is a suspenseful, angry examination of systematic misconduct and impunity for those in power. The screening is part of “The Italian Connection: Poliziotteschi and Other Crime Films of the 1960s and 70s,” a series focusing on Italy’s noir-ish urban cop flicks of that era.
Now you’ve finally made it through OITNB, maybe you’re ready for some big-screen action?
If Super Size Me, Food, Inc., Hungry for Change and the collected works of Michael Pollan have yet to convince you of the evilness of Big Food, why not hit up Fed Up? The tagline is “Congress says pizza is a vegetable,” and it only gets better from there. Brought to you by Katie Couric, Stephanie Soechtig and Laurie David (the producer behind An Inconvenient Truth), this doc delves into America’s obesity epidemic and the creepy corporations behind it. Apparently guaranteed to “change the way you eat forever.” So if you treasure your customary diet, maybe skip it…
Thursday June 26, 11am, Village East Cinema (189 Second Ave), $7.50. LAST CHANCE!
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