Published on September 18th, 2012 | by Cynthia Shahan1
Lights, Camera, Beautiful Bike Films
If you love film, crave rhythm and motion, long to break out of the status quo (even just momentarily), then take a look at these films and revel with the folks capable of taking another path, route, and road. Thanks to Pro Walk Pro BikePro Place, three talented, local filmmakers have brought to screen snippets of their documentaries and can share the stories of cyclists and bicycling progress in Southern California.
Check out the trailers below…
The following film starts by explicably depicting stopped life as it examines the inside of vehicles in stopped traffic, the claustrophobic quality of being on a slow-moving highway, and then culture shift. Life changes — on to the rest of your life and the rest of this film in open air, lively motion, and the mindful way other families in the world move without suffocating in armored cars and steaming pavement. Reminds me of the end and beginning of the film The Gods Must Be Crazy — in contrast, there is frenetic waste of time, energy, and want of a nervous system; then there is freedom with lyrical peaceful movements.
My favorite bike films are still the following two, which we have mentioned before.
Elegant, classic, and vibrant:
Wild, vibrant, even psychedelic — naturally, of course: