BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL - Streaming Online

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STREAMING ONLINE in our Virtual Screening Room!

BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL

Available for 72-Hour streaming rentals from Friday, January 22nd to Sunday, January 31st

General Admission is Pay-What-You-Want from $10 to $25.

Bicycle Film Festival, the international film festival celebrating bicycles through art, film and music the last 20 years is back. Virtually! Hosted by Cinema Arts Centre, BFF Long Island begins January 22, 2021.

BFF Long Island presents a 90-minute international film program of the most important short films from the BFF collection. BFF select shorts will appeal to a wide audience from film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everything in between. Let the BFF curated collection take you on a journey around the world as we learn about a charismatic Ghanaian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee adult women to ride bikes – experience a birds-eye view of a BLM bicycle protest ride from New York to DC - feel the anguish of a father's loss – the struggle of a young woman and her bike in Iran - and reprieve from genocide through cycle sport.

Bicycle Film Festival was born in New York twenty years ago at Anthology Film Archives. Due to COVID-19, the 20th anniversary of the festival has gone virtual. The physical BFF spanned the world in over 90 cities worldwide to an audience of over one million people. The festival has an incredible history of working with the most important artists, filmmakers, venues, and institutions around the world.

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About Bicycle Film Festival:

Founded in New York BFF has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music the last 20 years. The physical BFF spanned the world in up to 100 cities to an audience of over one million people. The international locales included Paris, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Moscow, Mexico City, Capetown and Istanbul and more at some of the most important venues such as Sydney Opera House and the Barbican or an old factory in Zurich. The Subcultures of cycling have shared equal billing with the most exciting innovators in music, art, design and film. Participants have included: Erykah Badu, Karl Lagerfeld, Francesco Clemente, Shepard Fairey, Albert Maysles, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alex Katz, Kaws, Mike Mills, Paul Smith, the Neistat Brothers, Tom Sachs, Ridley Scott, Kiki Smith, Swoon, and Ai Weiwei.

Brendt Barbur

In 2001, Barbur was compelled to start the festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York. He turned this negative experience into a positive one. He has since curated art exhibitions internationally and produced films. Barbur has also produced content for Puma, Barcardi, and Red Bull. He has been profiled by the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, NY Times, The Guardian and many others. Brendt has a strong focus on community and arts on a local and global scale, with a view on sustainability. Having created a social phenomenon with over 1 million attendees to date, he has influenced the transformation of cities worldwide and encouraged environmentalism through these cultural events. This festival is a celebration of way a life––not just entertainment.

“In a year of a global pandemic, economic strife, violent acts by racist groups, a contentious election period the bicycle boom worldwide is optimistic news to celebrate. We hope to offer a positive respite from all of this for people.”  BFF Founding Director, Brendt Barbur

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Tickets are limit one (1) per order. Pre-order is now available and ticketholders will be able to use the “Click to Stream” link in the above “Showings” tab or through their email order confirmation to view the program starting Friday, January 22nd at 10 AM. Viewings will need to be started by January 31st at 10 AM and then finished within 72 hours.

We recommend using the most updated version of the Google Chrome browser on your computer or mobile device to stream content offered directly through the Cinema Arts Centre website. Streaming to a smart TV is recommended with an HDMI cable connection. Most smart TVs do not support wireless casting from the website.

Thank you for your support of the Cinema Arts Centre at this time. If you need assistance with any step of your ticket purchase, please reach out to info@cinemaartscentre.org and a customer service representative will be in touch.