[CR]Vintage bicycle films in Manhattan this Sunday


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Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 15:17:02 -0400
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From: "Silver, Mordecai" <MSilver@iso.com>
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There may be some who didn't see this the first two times I posted, so once more:

http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/films.html

Thursday, May 11 - Sunday, May 14 Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue (at 2nd St.) New York, NY

There are many interesting programs of mainly new films.

On-topic films are conveniently grouped into program 14, which will be shown this Sunday, 6:30 p.m. (http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/sunday.html). These are very rare films, not ones that you can buy or rent. I'm hoping to see some BVVW members there.

SUNDAY, MAY 14

PROGRAM 14 | 6:30 pm

These films are hand carried by Martin Heath from Toronto's Cinecycle. This is a very rare opportunity to see these films screened.

Racing to Nowhere U.K. 1968 | 16 mm 23 min. Directed by Philip Outram, produced by Drummer Films

Documentary of the SKOL Six-Day professional bike race in Wembly Stadium, U.K. Featuring the then almost unbeatable team of Peter Post & Patrick Sercu, this has lots of high speed fixed gear Madison hand-slings and other stunts. Watch for Keith Moon in the audience! 1930's inserts show spectacular crashes!

For a Yellow Jersey.... {Pour un maillot Jaune} France 1965 | 16 mm 30 min. Claude Lelouch

With the only commentary being the jazz soundtrack, this is a true poem to bicycle racing. The film shows all aspects of the 1965 Tour de France from mechanics and journalists to masseurs and cheerleaders. Probably the inspiration for Stars and Water Carriers and the later Sunday in Hell. This film remains at the pinnacle of sports films.

Spinning Wheels U.K. | 50 min. Jack R. Greenwood - Verity Films.

The informative in-depth commentary shows how club riders can progress from time-trials and grass track meets to international competition at the Isle of Man Cycling Week. It starts with a humorous recreation of a high-wheel fixed-gear grass track of the 1880's. Also featured are the track sprints from the Wembly Six-Day and Reg Harris at the Olympic Games and World Championships. The highlight of the film is six minutes of the Tour de France featuring the greats-Coppi, Bartali, Geminiani and Robic being challenged by newcomer Nolten. This is cycling cinema at its best!

Mordecai Silver
NYC