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Tickets now on sale for Portland stop of Bicycle Film Festival

Posted by on July 21st, 2009 at 3:08 pm

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Brendt Barbur, shown here at the 2007
Bicycle Film Festival in NW Portland,
is coming back to Portland.
(Photo © J. Maus)

The Bicycle Film Festival is headed to Portland.

The fest, which makes stops in 39 cities in every corner of the globe, will be hosted by what is becoming Portland’s official bike movie screening location — the Clinton Street Theater. (It’s also home to the locally grown Filmed By Bike and Bike Porn fests).

Tickets went on sale today and are $8 per program or $23 for a Festival Pass. The fest will happen over two nights. On Friday there are two programs and then a late night roller racing event at Rotture (315 SE 3rd Ave). On Saturday, things kick off with the BFF Alleycat, then there are three programs followed by an “After Party Extravaganza” at The Branx (320 SE 2nd Ave).

Here’s the lineup:

    Friday, July 31
    Clinton Street Theater
    7:00 PM | PROGRAM 1 – Where Are You Go
    9:00 PM | PROGRAM 2 – Fun Bike Shorts
    10:00 PM | GOLDSPRINTS – Rotture (315 SE 3rd Avenue)

    Saturday, August 1
    Clinton Street Theater
    4:00 PM | BFF ALLEYCAT
    4:00 PM | PROGRAM 3 – The Third Wheel
    6:00 PM | PROGRAM 4 – I Love my Bicycle: Story of FBM Bikes
    8:00 PM | PROGRAM 5 – Urban Bike Shorts (Top 10 racers get in for free, all other racers are half price)
    9:30 PM | AFTER PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA – The Branx (320 SE 2nd Avenue)

For more info, check out For a taste of what’s in store, check out the 2009 BFF trailer below:

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    Matt Picio July 21, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Did anyone else watching this trailer cringe when the letters rode over the rails?

    Glad to see that BFF did not schedule against other major bike events this year – hopefully they’ll get some good attendance.

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    revphil July 21, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    yup, although it was a seemingly diverse group of cyclists, clearly recumbent riders dont fit in the “bicycle film festival” box.

    that quotation is literal, not ironic.

    good luck!

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    YOUR-INN.COM July 22, 2009 at 3:06 am

    Def trying to see that FBM documentary, looks so good!
    -Dont Forget Wednesday Night JULY 22nd(tonight) KNOG party at RONTOMS 7pm

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    shawn. July 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Glad to see Brendt bring the BFF back to PDX this year. Last year he made it sound like he wasn’t coming back. And I think Clinton St is a better choice, since he seemed to always have a problem filling Cinema 21 (twice as large.) I hope he does well this year!

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    NR July 24, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Meh. Self-congratulatory films about white boys riding fixed gears… I can do without it. And I MUCH prefer our homegrown Filmed by Bike, which includes a broader range of experiences in their films.

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    jill July 27, 2009 at 12:32 am

    There’s a lot of variety in the festival this year:

    “Where Are You Go” is a great documentary about some experiences on the Tour d’Afrique. Brian Vernor, who spends a lot of time here in Portland is one of the directors.

    Matt Jay – also a local Portlander – has a film in the Friday night 9pm program.

    “The Third Wheel” is an excellent film about the regulations of the pedicab industry.

    And there’s the FBM documentary, “I Love My Bicycle.” FBM is a rider owned company that has fought pretty hard to stay that way. It’s a really great film made by a BFF team member in Philadelphia.

    Hopefully everyone will get to check out those programs as well. The website has the whole schedule –

    Thanks to everyone for their support over the past few years, including the volunteers who completely drive this festival and made it possible to bring it to other cities.

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