Velo Visionaries - Chris Carlsson

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Catching the Sun
Roxie Theater Sat, Apr 16, 2016 8:30 PM

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Film Info
Director:Kristin Tieche
Year of Production:2015
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Changing Cities
Bay Area
Running Time:6 min.


Velo Visionaries presents a series of interviews with great thinkers of today's global bicycle culture from the point of view of the person behind the handlebars. In episode one, we take a ride with Chris Carlsson, one of the original co-founders of San Francisco's Critical Mass. Chris also co-founded Shaping San Francisco and is the author of three books, Nowtopia, Vanished Waters: A History of San Francisco's Mission Bay, and After the Deluge.

DISCUSSION WITH: Kristin Tieche, director; Chris Carlsson, co-founder Critical Mass and film's subject

Additional Information

Kristin Tieche is as passionate about nature as she is about storytelling. When on vacation in the Panamanian rainforest in 2007, her vision for her life's work began to take shape. Taking inspiration from the biodiverse habitats she visited, she founded her company, Selvavision, in 2008 to unify the worlds of media and technology with the natural world. Kristin holds a Master of Arts in Television, Radio and Film from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she received awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in screenwriting and sound design. Her work as an editor has also received two Emmy nominations. She is also a dedicated urban cyclist.