Bicycle Film Festival


City bikers don’t necessarily live in the lap of luxury, so a valet-parking system just for them definitely raises the (handle)bar. During the Bicycle Film Festival, the free valet service keeps riders’ minds off the constant dread of losing one’s wheels and on the more important stuff: over five dozen films about two-wheeled transport. Tonight’s opening party features an A/V installation with the music of moving bicycle parts and a screening of 1974’s Impossible Hour, about the Danish racer Ole Ritter’s attempt at breaking the one-hour track-cycling record, with a live score by Simone Pace of Blonde Redhead. Other activities include the Dear Velo art show on Thursday and a street party with a “bike beauty contest� on Saturday.
Films, May 30 through June 1, Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, 212-505-5181

Wed., May 28, 9 p.m., 2008