This weekend (Friday November 20th and Saturday November 21st) BFF is coming to Boston for an epic two day event. Come out Friday night at 7pm to the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge for Goldsprint challenges (and to support our boys at Open, natch), then follow up with us on Saturday for movies and short films inspired by the love and thrill of bikes at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Sq. For a complete list of showings, check out the main page here.
Hit up the afterparty at Flat Top Johnny’s @10pm to end the festival on the right note with all the right people.
What is BFF you ask?
“In 2001, Brendt Barbur, Founder and Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. Instead of being deterred by this experience, it inspired him to create a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and film. Now in its ninth year the festival is held in 39 cities worldwide. 250,000 people are expected to attend this year.
The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle in all forms and styles. If you can name it – Tall Bike Jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking Recumbents – we’ve probably either ridden or screened it. What better way to celebrate these lifestyles than through art, film, music and performance?
We bring together all aspects of bicycling to advocate its ability to transport us in various ways. Ultimately the BFF is about having a good time. We have been fortunate enough to include the work of established artists such as Jorgen Leth, Mike Mills, Jonas Mekas, Blonde Redhead, Swoon and Michel Gondry; as well as talented newcomers as part of our programming.”
Friday NOV 20, 2009
Middlesex Lounge- GOLDSPRINTS
7pm – 2am
315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Sprints at 7:30pm with DJ Mayhem
Afterparty starting 9:30pm with internationally renowned DJ BREK.one
Saturday NOV 21, 2009
Brattle Theatre- SCREENINGS
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square
Flat Top Johnny’s- AFTERPARTY
One Kendall Square Building 200
Cambridge , MA 02139
peep the trailer for BFF 2009
It’s Saturday night and you’re what, bar hopping? Watching a movie? Staying in by yourself and eating Chinese take-out?
Why not come on out to OPEN instead. It’ll be much more entertaining than watching the guy next to you get totally wasted and make an ass of himself (really, we promise).
For this upcoming show, Open has teamed up with Clark Filio for his new works on figurative paintings and drawings.
The opening reception starts at 7pm and we’ll continue to mingle until the end of the night (ie. 12am)
Chorus Gallery is located at
285 Washington Street
Somerville MA 02143
If you cant make the opening reception, fear not- the artists’ works will be up until December 11th
Something refreshing for the day. The Chinese farmer Gao Xianzhang is growing Buddha Baby pears on his farm by forcing the fruit to grow into plastic mold shapes.
(source: Kidrobot KRonikle)
A collection of over 30 various artists, Arts Strikes Back is a visual representation of the phenomenal creation of the Star Wars series and it’s inspirations. Taking place at the Art Asylum in Boston, the show will feature works from artists including Adriean Koleric, Arkiv, Biserama, Cassandra, David Flores, Dolk, Dustin Mounce, Eli Rutten, Eelus, Eyeski, Evoker, Fake, Fas, Joshua Budich, Justin Volpe, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Kaws, Lil’Tuffy, Landon Richmond, MCA, Michael Mitchell, Matt Mcguire, Mr. Brainwash, Mariangela Tan, Nathan Caberara, Nick-Z, Pure Evil, RYCA, Ryan Madden, Raffa Jenn, Rourke Van Dale, Ric Stultz, Saber_One, Scribe, Shai Dahan, Sucklord, Spencer Davis, Stolen and more.
This show should NOT be missed guys!
Opening Reception is on Friday November 6th
ART ASYLUM BOSTON
1301 Boylston St.
Boston, Ma 02215
(Exhibit runs until December 6th)
images via theforce.net
Oh Revok, you will be missed.
It’s good to know that doing time and paying fines can atleast be joked about.