Alright all you bicyclomaniacs and die hard cycle enthusiasts, we’re here to tell you about a kick in the pants from the fete of awesome that’s hitting Portland this Friday, April 13! Considering you live in Portland, the GREATEST bicycle city on the planet, you likely are already aware of the Filmed by Bike festival happening this weekend on Clinton St. If you weren’t aware of it, let your friends at Portland Pedal Power be your salvation from a gray existence devoid of this colorful euphoric event. For five days the Filmed by Bike festival is taking over the Clinton Street Theater for their 10th Anniversary of bike-themed movie fanaticism from around the world featuring short films featuring speed demons, documentaries, creative flicks involving zombies and unicycles, a Beezee-tastic music video for the fixie lovin’ hipsters out there, and a whole lot more!
To set things off, we strongly encourage you to meet us at the Bike Gallery on SW 10th Ave this Friday the 13th for the pre-funk social at 4:00p.m. From this point we shall all Go With Gary, mountain bike legend Fisher, through Downtown Portland and across the river to kick off the Filmed by Bike festival at the New Belgium Street Party. There will be beer. There will be music. There will be movies. There should be YOU!
For a schedule of movies films and events, check out the Filmed by Bike event website!
“… Go With Gary, mountain bike legend Fisher, through Downtown Portland and across the river to kick off the Filmed by Bike festival at the New Belgium Street Party.”
The 10th Anniversary Filmed by Bike is a festival of bike-themed movies from around the world that happens only in April, and only here in Portland. The festival is April 13-18 at the Clinton Street Theater (2055 SE Clinton). Uniting the worlds of arts, culture and cycling, Filmed by Bike this year will present an extended five days of programming, jam packed with thrilling and unexpected movies.
The festival specializes in digging up some of the most innovative short movies out there. Yes, very short. Submissions are limited to a mere eight minutes, though you’ll see a few longer movies that snuck into the program.
The opening night is Friday, April 13th. Highlights include:
* Go With Gary – a ride with mt. bike pioneer Gary Fisher that starts at
the Bike Gallery (1001 SW 10th) and ends at Filmed by Bike.
* New Belgium Street Party – a party in the middle of Clinton St. with a
beer garden, DJ beyondadoubt (soul + bounce), New Birth (break dancers)
and Karl and the Jerks (50’s-tinged dance band).
* After parties
* 75 movies, 13 showtimes, 6 programs 5 days, celebrating 10 years.
THREE HOT TIP FOR PPP FANS:
1) Buy pre-sale tickets online. You can also buy for all shows at the theater when the box office opens, but the Friday night shows all sell out. The box office opens at 5:30 that night, and tickets will go fast. A pre-sale ticket is the only way to guarantee entry.
2) For the best festival experience, purchase a festival pass. For only $32, you can pop in and out of the theater across all 13 showtimes, unlimited entry. You’ll also get a free copy of the 2012 compilation DVD,
a $12 value.
3) Volunteers get in free, and they get to be in the heart of the action at this very cool event.
More info: FilmedByBike.org
Buy Tickets: FilmedByBike.org/programs