Bicycle Film Festival in Toronto, August 10-13
Backwards Rider, the hero in one of the films and a capable video-maker himself. Photo by Xander.
The Bicycle Film Festival is coming to town! From August 10-13, the travelling film festival will be staking out ground in the hearts and minds of Toronto bike lovers.
The festival will feature close to 50 bike-related films at the Royal Cinema (College and Clinton) going from Friday to Saturday. Today, Wednesday, features an art show and panel discussion at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) followed by the Bikes Rock Kickoff Part at the Horseshoe (370 Queen Street West).
Canadian films being shown include Fabric Bike, featuring Toronto's fashionistas The Deadly Nightshades and the bike they make out of fabric.
Parts Unknown about George who was the popular proprietor of the ramshackle Parts Unknown back-alley bike shop that was forced to close (George is now operating out of a garage in the back alley at Denison and Queen St West).
Photo by Tino.
Labour of Love about Canadian ultra-cyclist Caroline Van Den Bulk attempting the Race Across America 5000 mile endurance race.
"This is the view for those who want to join the Backwards riding fraternity."
And, of course, there are plenty of non-Canadian films but you can go check out the program yourself.