Bike-in movie and short film series in Cal Anderson Saturday

Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 2.16.27 PMNorthwest Film Forum’s bike-in movie Saturday might be the bikiest yet. With a focus on messenger-inspired films, they will be screening 2012’s Premium Rush for free in the middle of the Capitol Hill park.

In addition to the feature, they will also screen a series of bike shorts. So obviously your Saturday plans have just been set. Show starts at 8. Enjoy.

Speaking of bike-in movies, we’re pleased to report that Jesse Card’s crowdfunding campaign to build a portable bike-in movie theater reached its funding goal. So be on the lookout for more Seattle bike-in movies in coming years.

Details on the Cal Anderson event from NWFF:

Named as one of the reasons Pike/Pine belongs in the “Top 12 Art Places in America,” the Seattle Bike-In has become a staple of the summer outdoor movie calendar. Our annual event in Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill celebrates sustainable transportation, urban community and summer nights! Grab your bike and your friends for a free outdoor film—summer nights never felt so right to be on two wheels.

This year’s program includes a lineup of bike film shorts, plus the Joseph Gordon-Levitt bike chase thriller Premium Rush!

Premium Rush
(David Koepp, United States, 2012, 91 min)

A dashing bike messenger rogue named Wilee must fly on two wheels through Manhattan to deliver a message to Chinatown, before a dirty cop catches him!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt fixees his way through choreographed bike chases in this hilarious B-movie fueled by pure adrenaline and Tex Avery-style zaniness! If you ever dared to dream the French Connection‘s climatic show down could be paired performed with environmentally friendly vehicles, your wish has come true.

Bike (Film) Shorts!

Paper Boy
dir. Mik Gaspay
A throwaway drawing comes to life and escapes into the virtual world.

Steel in Motion
dir. Yoni Man
An Israeli bike builder transfers motion from dance to bicycle.

Parasol
dir. Webster Crowell
Interplay between dancing, bicycles and speed.

Lucas Brunelle Goes to Africa 
dir. Benny Zenga
Thrill-seeking cyclists take on the new terrains of South Africa.

Tête de la Course
dir. Jonas Ott
The big adventure of a determined bicyclist.

Sister Session 
dir. Helen Habakuk, Doris Taaker, & Brett Astid Vomma
Girls as BMX pioneers.

Wheelin’
dir. Shuyler/Drake/Tate/Albert
A man and his pursuit of preserving original bicycles.

Spoke 
dir. Chester Bennett & Wil Kristin
Exploring the fascinating relationship between people and bikes.

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