Wednesday, 3rd Oct 2012
The Bicycle Film Festival
London's Barbican Centre will host the 9th annual Bicycle Film Festival this weekend, with a series of screenings and events taking place in the city. With British cycling riding high after a summer of successes, the festival is perfectly timed for a gathering of new and established cycling fans.
The festival programme features both feature length and short films, with highlights including the World Premiere of Line of Sight, directed by Benny Zenga and shot by legendary cycling cinematographer Lucas Brunelle. British actor Timothy Spall stars in Justin Chadwick’s Boy, a short silent film that explores love and loss as a father struggles with the death of his son, who is killed whilst cycling on a country road.
Running alongside the festival will be a diverse selection of special events, including the annual Bike Polo Tournament and a BMX jam hosted by Albion BMX magazine. The festival, which originated in New York, is now a global event that will travel to over 25 cities this year, from London to Tokyo, Moscow to Mexico City. From its beginnings in 2001, the festival’s aim has been to celebrate the on-going relationship between creative and bicycle communities, uniting road cycling, mountain biking, fixed gear, BMX and cyclocross in a shared passion.
The London leg of the 2012 Bicycle Film Festival takes place from October 4th - 7th.