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Bicycle Film Fest- Boston 09

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
screenings 5pm-10pm
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square

Flat Top Johnny’s- AFTERPARTY
One Kendall Square Building 200
Cambridge , MA 02139

peep the trailer for BFF 2009

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OPEN is Open!

If you live in the Boston area you have probably heard a little talk about a new shop called OPEN. For those of you that haven’t, here’s a little information about it. My friends Zack & Josh have been working non-stop the past couple to months to build and develop a bicycle shop, art gallery, and design studio. The space is very unique, from the hand built furniture & fixtures including: a 200 pound stainless steal door for a gallery entrance, a custom built bike ramp leading down to the shop and some of the heaviest solid wood display tables I have ever seen. I can honestly say there is nothing like this shop in Boston, and even if your not the biggest cycling enthusiast this shop makes you appreciated the culture and all aspects that go into building a bike.

OPEN will be having it’s grand opening party this Saturday, April 11, 2009- so make sure to check it out.
10am-7pm: Shop Grand Opening
7pm-9pm: Chorus Opening Show: Justin Keena, Photographer
9pm-11pm: Open Bicycle Short Film & Macaframa Film Premiere
11pm-On: Party in Union Square TBA

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click here for more pictures of the shop.

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