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‘Aftermass’ documentary, about Critical Mass in Portland, will open May 23

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
A promotional image for the film.

A local man’s documentary history of the Critical Mass movement in Portland will premiere May 23 at the Clinton Street Theater, Southeast 26th and Clinton.

“It tells the story of how advocacy and activism coalesced to create Portland’s bicycle network over the last 40 years,” Aftermass filmmaker Joe Biel wrote in an email.

Biel began filming the story of the monthly urban bike ride, which mixed fun and activism, in 2009. Among other things, he scored a pre-candidacy interview with future Mayor Charlie Hales, who twice checked out Critical Mass by joining it anonymously while he served on city council 15 years ago. We’ve covered the making of this film, and parts of the story it tells, for years, so it’s exciting to see it on the big screen at last.

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“I Love My Bicycle” documentary follows a homegrown BMX manufacturing company

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Editor’s note: This movie review was written by contributor (and our down-the-street neighbor) Joe Biel. Earlier this year, we covered Biel’s forthcoming documentary about Critical Mass. We’re actively seeking to publish more book and movie reviews on the site — if there’s something you’d like to review for us, please get in touch.


With the simultaneous surge of interest in all things bike and the availability of cheaper and cheaper digital video equipment, we are treated to more and more grassroots documentaries about bicycling and all of its colorful, related culture.

“I Love My Bicycle: The Story of FBM Bikes” is a splendid addition to this realm.

The movie tells the story of how FBM Bikes was built from a charming, homegrown t-shirt company put together by some BMX riders in upstate New York. (more…)

Veer documentary will screen at Portland Art Museum tomorrow

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
You’ve heard about it, now tomorrow is your chance to see it for yourself in Portland.

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Veer producers in Victoria for world premiere

Friday, January 30th, 2009

“…prepare yourself for bicyclophilia gone just plain NUTS!”
– from description of Veer in Victoria Film Fest program

This week at the Victoria Film Festival, film buffs from all over the world will get their first chance to see Veer, the feature-length documentary about Portland’s bike culture.

Veer producers Greg Fredette and Jason Turner arrived in Victoria today and will attend a Q & A presentation about their movie after it screens on Wednesday. (more…)

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