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2013 Rochester Bicycle Film Festival

  • 14 May 2013
  • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Cinema Theatre (957 Clinton Avenue South, Rochester, NY 14620)
On May 14th, Tuesday of Bicycle Week, Rochester's 2013 Bicycle Film Festival will be held at the landmark Cinema Theatre at Goodman St and Clinton Avenue.  (map)

In the Cinema Theatre tradition of the double feature, we will be showcasing two feature films.

Singletrack High from Pedal Born Pictures and Specialized Bicycle Components follows a group of students “breaking away” from the typical high school experience. Competitive interscholastic mountain bicycling provides a path to personal achievement for the young athletes in this film as they overcome physical challenges, impoverished neighborhoods, gender and social barriers, and adolescent self-confidence.

Race Across America is filmmaker Stephen Auerbach's exploration of this amazing 3000 mile, 10 day race. It is a story of grit and determination, tucked away from the money and glory of high-profile professional team bicycle racing. The competitors challenge themselves and each other in near obscurity, testing their mental, physical, and emotional endurance in what has been described as one of world's most grueling races.

Between these two films, take a few moments for refreshments and a chance to chat with friends, and enjoy a series of entertaining 3 minute “bike shorts!” We will be featuring short films which have won bicycle film festival awards, as well as premiering an entirely Rochester hometown short bike film.

The evening's events will be rounded out by cycling goodies, news, and information available in the lobby, as well as entertaining slides in the pre-film “preview” slide loop.

The 2013 Rochester Bicycle Film Festival is a noncommercial venture provided for the entertainment of our community. Proceeds of the Festival will benefit World Bicycle Relief (http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org.) Their mission statement: “In the hands of a student, healthcare worker or entrepreneur, this bicycle is life changing. Individuals, communities, and entire economies are empowered. On average each bicycle in the field improves 5 people's lives.”
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