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Bicycle Nomad Film Festival 2017

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The first annual Bicycle Nomad Film Festival present a collection of short films focusing on the pure joy of cycling and the inspiration it creates. Featuring movies from "Filmed by Bike"

Bicycles are freedom, allowing us to go further and faster than we ever dreamed possible. Now more than ever people are taking their bicycles to unique and scenic locations for wild adventures. Join us on a journey to the far reaching edges of the planet as we watch intrepid cyclists explore the rugged open road, and all the trials, tribulations and triumphs that come with it.

The movie collections feature a mix of diverse, international films.

The Rise of Doom - (Montreal, Canada)
Stuck in a typical mountain bike movie intro, our character suddenly falls into the depth of Hell. With the help of Satan, he will be able to rise back and bring back the excitement of freestyle bicycle.

5:00 AM - (Barnoldswick, England)
Sometimes getting up before sunrise is worth it. The Hopetech Women show you why. 5am is a short film showcasing adventure, mountain biking and in particular women's mountain biking.

Eat Some Food, Ride Your Bike -(Hebden Bridge, London)
Endurance bike rider Greg May explains why riding long distances, off-road, is so uniquely special. Shortly after filming Greg went on to complete the 2016 Tour Divide race, 2712 miles down the spine of America from Banff in Canada to the New Mexico border in 20 days and 16 hours. Shot entirely on location in West Yorkshire, England on a single cartridge of Super 8 film, without the use of motorised vehicles.

Los Andes en bici. Paso Socompa -(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
El paso Socompa is a special place that seems impassable on a bicycle. In this film two intrepid cyclists take the leap.

Scratching the Earth - (Chatham, Michigan)
An iron mining community turns industrial ruins into gritty hand built mountain bike trails in Northern Michigan.

Every Week Is Awesome - (Nitra, Slovakia)
"We finished the day with a beer in hand, talking casual things, knowing days like these - filming riders, chasing the perfect light and falling asleep completely exhausted at the end of the day - are exactly what we live for. We never imagined this would become our careers - but now this is what we do. So far, Every Week Is Awesome."

Beulah - (Bristol, England)
Beulah, a collaborative film between Pannier and Brother Cycles, follows their unsupported cycle trip to explore the Cape Wrath track; a journey inspired by a 1970s OS Map Sheet of the most north-westerly part of Scotland. Expect fully loaded bikes, empty roads & wilderness, campfires, bothies, tents, and a steady flow of single malt...

Light Cycles - (Winter Park, Canada)
Flow along a trail with a dreamy glowing light in the dust.

Third Wheel - (Burlington, Vermont)
Deep in the woods of Vermont's Green Mountains, mountain bikers escape to some of New England's most pristine singletrack. The thick forests provide a refuge for those seeking adventure. Rider Adam Morse and his dog, Flow, revel in the solitude and transform the green tunnel into a private playground.

Pedal To Peaks | Norway - (Salt Lake City, Utah)
A small team of skiers strapped an obnoxious amount of gear to bicycles and rode through arctic Norway. Connecting craggy islands by underwater tunnels, they climbed and skied mountains along the length of the Lofoten archipelago. Gear failed, partners bailed, and spirits wavered. But after camping on snow-covered beaches, what they found at the end of the peninsula made them look deeper inside themselves and their motives.

Wild Trails - (Nitra, Slovakia)
Is it you or your inner wild self that is pushing you forward into the unknown? It might be dark and scary, but that's the only way to find those wild trails.

Flashes of the Altai (U.S.)
Three childhood friends set out for the far western corner of Mongolia to combinemountain biking and packrafting in a self-supported adventure into the unknown. Though they had never before attempted a mountain bike to packraft link-up, they decided it was a great idea to travel to one of the most remote and sparsely populated places in the world and give it a try.The goal was to traverse the Mongolian Altai, a remote range of high glaciated peakswith silt-laden rivers draining from their heights. The only inhabitants of the region are Kazakh nomads, the last people on earth who continue the tradition of hunting with golden eagles. Ancient standing stones carved over the millennia stand guard over the landscape. Twelve days in the wilderness, riding over high passes loaded with gear, surviving raging whitewater, drinking fermented mare's milk, and battling the elements, this wa snot an adventure these young lads would soon forget.

The Bikes of Wrath - Extended Trailer - (Brunswick, Australia)
2600 kilometres, 420 dollars, 30 days, 5 bikes, 3 cameras, 2 guitars, 1 voice, and one of the most influential novels of the 20th century - the Bikes of Wrath is a story of adventure, physical struggle, human interaction, cultural commentary and the American Dream.

*** Free bike valet at the theater.

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