The Boston Bike Film Festival is returning for its 7th year and will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 7 to 11 PM at the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square. A number of short films and documentaries will be shown that explore both local (metro-Boston) and international (Holland, Brazil, Kenya, and Canada) perspectives on bicycling riding. For a taste of what to expect, a trailer for Between the Curbs, local filmmaker Kris Carter’s documentary on how to improve bicycling conditions in Boston, can be found here: http://vimeo.com/23041350
Tickets can be purchased online for $15 or purchased at the door for $20. MassBike members receive a 10% discount for the online tickets only, so act quickly! Proceeds from this year’s festival will go toward supporting two local advocacy groups: Bikes Not Bombs and MassBike. And to further entice attendance, the first 100 people through the doors will receive a Hubway Bikes 24-hour pass.
Those who purchase tickets in advance are invited to join in a “Ride to the Movies” tour the afternoon of the festival. Participants start from Urban Adventours on the Boston waterfront and leisurely ride a roundabout route to the Brattle, stopping at “on location” spots from movies both past (The Departed, Good Will Hunting) and present (I Don’t Know How She Does It, I’ve Got Your Number).