Wow, imagine that: An entire film festival devoted just to celebrating the bicycle. It began 11 years ago in New York City, and now travels the world.
A series of short films, created by filmmakers from around the world – this year’s entries include films from Japan, Italy, Brazil, the US, Chili and Switzerland, will take audiences on journeys from Ghana to the hills of San Francisco and the Andes mounts. In addition, they’ll be a concurrently running art exhibition at six d.o.g.s gallery space which will focus on the bicycle as not only a means of transport, but also as a platform for social fellowship and thinking. Artists involved include photographers, painters, social groups and street artists.
Screenings will take place at 7 pm and 9 pm December 9, 10 & 11, 2011 at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation.
And finally, those who what a little more interaction will have two biking options as part of the festival:
Friday night, December 9 – Fixedgearathens.com presents its new, not only for fixed gear, fast ride
Sunday, December 11 – Cycling4wine organizes a ride to Markopolou for a wine tasting.
To watch trailers for all this year’s movies visit www.bicyclefilmfestival.comMichael Cacoyannis Foundation 206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) Tavros, Athens 177 78 Tel.: +30 210 341 8550 Fax: +30 210 341 8570
Buy tickets with credit card: Over the phone at 210 3418579 Mon- Fri 11:00- 14:00 Tickets are also available at the Foundation’s Box Office (Piraeus 206, Tavros) Mon-Fri 11:00 – 14:00 as well as one hour before the performance
Ticket pre-sales available at PUBLIC.
Public Open hours: Saturday, 09:00 – 20:00 Daily, 09:00 – 21:00 Tickets: 1 Screenings Unit: €5, Day Ticket: €8, Three-Day Ticket: €24