NYC Bicycle Film Festival: Latin Film Picks

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Bicycle Film Festival has arrived in NYC after stops all over the world including Buenos Aires, Honk Kong, London, Mexico City and Capetown. A celebration of bicycles through film, art and music, you don’t have to be a Vintage-Schwinn-wicker-basket-bike owner to enjoy the festivities. Now that CitiBike has arrived, we can all indulge in the cycling culture of our city. Whether you like to pretend you’re in the south of France toting around a baguette or if you’re just as happy hauling ass over the Brooklyn Bridge and avoiding all those tourists, Bicycle Film Festival has a little something for everyone. Check out their full schedule, day-passes and parties HERE. We’ve highlighted some events and screenings for mi gente, below! All films will be presented at Anthology Film Archives.

Friday June 28
Fun Bike Shorts @ 7PM

Country: Portugal/Spain
Director: Ramses Albin’ana and Oriol Segarra

This short brings a bike to life, chronologicing her journey of self-discovery

Saturday June 29
Program 4 @3 PM

Country: Spain
Director: Daniel Jariod

A heartfelt story about twin brothers, one who has a leg amputated, who both become BMX champions.

Country: Brasil
Director: Fernando Biagioni

Riding for a better life.

After the films, don’t miss the Saturday after party, which will feature Mexican cumbiatón DJ Pablito Mix. More details here.

Sunday June 30

Country: Mexico
Director: Andrea Martinez Crowther

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This documentary follows two brothers revisiting their 3,500 mile cross-continental cycling path 56 years later. A journey of memory, self-reflection and family. Representatives from the Mexican Consulate will be in attendance at the screening, as will Gustavo Martínez, one of the extraordinary brothers featured in the film.