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Rochester’s first Bicycle Film Festival

What: Rochester’s first Bicycle Film Festival
When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Cinema Theater, 957 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester New York 14620


The Rochester bicycle community joins cyclists from across the country in celebrating National Bicycle Week, May 11-18. We are launching an exciting new event this year: on May 14th, Tuesday of Bike Week, the 2013 Rochester Bicycle Film Festival will be celebrated at our landmark Cinema Theatre at the corner of Goodman Street and South Clinton Avenue.


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


Singletrack High: from Pedal Born Pictures and Specialized Bicycle Components. This newly released film 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. From muddy Spandex, sweaty tears, and overwhelming mountain tracks to the joy and fulfillment of finishing the race or the winner’s podium, filmmaker Jason Seigel-Boettner documents a journey of triumph through cycling in young lives.

Race Across America: filmmaker Stephen Auerbach's exploration of this inspiring and amazing annual 3000 mile, 10 day ultracycling marathon race. It is a story of grit and determination, untarnished by the money and temptations 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. This film is an overall story about extreme bicycling, but it also collects the personal stories of individual ambitions, dreams, and dedication that inspire extraordinary achievement.

"Bike Shorts": Between the two feature films, we'll have few moments for refreshments and a chance to chat with friends, followed by four entertaining 3 minute bicycle shorts. We will be featuring short films which have won bicycle film festival awards, as well as premiering an entirely "made in Rochester" short bike film.

The evening's events will also include cycling goodies, news & information available in the lobby, and amusing “Bikeyface” bicycle cartoon slides in our preview slide loop.

The 2013 Rochester Bicycle Film Festival is a noncommercial venture provided for the enjoyment of our community. Proceeds of the Festival will benefit World Bicycle Relief (http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org.) This organization locally manufactures and maintains regionally appropriate bicycles in work or study-to-own programs. 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 five people's lives.”


Early arrival is suggested to get a good seat and to enjoy the pre-show action. Visit your local bicycle shop for tickets; commit to ride your bike to the theatre and show your helmet to receive a discount on our already low admission price. Doors open at 6:30; first feature starts at 7:00. See you at the movies

Promotion partnership with local bicycle shops, which are handling event ticket sales.

Tickets are $6.00. As a "cycling incentive," and because this is a festival celebrating cycling, offering a $1.00 cash rebate to cyclists who ride to the event and show their helmets at the door.