Apr 02, 2019 | By Joanne Thomas
It’s our favorite time of year again, it’s BFF time. This year’s Bicycle Film Festival, ushers in a bevy of new cycling and design related films. We noticed that there was an additional presence of some fashion related films, including the celebrated documentary of NY Times Photographer, Bill Cunningham, directed by Richard Press. Unless you have seen the film, you might not be aware, that Mr. Cunningham shot most of his iconic photos while commuting uptown and downtown, on his 10-speed Schwinn bicycle.
Another film that caught our eye, Fabric Bike, directed by Laura Mensinga and Kirsten White, chronicles an all-girl Canadian bike gang “The Deadly Nightshades” as they mash together their love of fashion, art and cycling. Looks interesting to say the least.
And we can’t forget about the NOWNESS film, that we drooled over a few months ago, documenting Japanese Keirin Speed Racers. We are still thinking about the raw energy and athleticism captured through the lens of director, Jonathan de Villiers. – Jeanine Pesce
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