Last weekend the Bicycle Film Festival was in Milwaukee as part of its world tour. This was the tenth anniversary of the BFF and its second year in Milwaukee. The folks at COG Magazine do most of work to get the festival here. The Times Cinema has been the host theater both years. The Times is an awesome neighborhood resource. It shows first run films, vintage movies and art house productions. Most movies are only $5. It has couches and you can get a tall Jack and Coke for $5. What more could you ask for?
Despite the great theater, the bicycle parking lot, and local promotion by the social media gurus at COG, the two nights were under attended by my estimation. Almost nobody biked over from the East Side, Riverwest or Bay View. I don’t understand that. The films included a cyclocross film for the cross crowd, a documentary on Lucas Brunelle for the fixie folks, bike polo for those people, etc. If you have an idea why so few of the usual crews made the effort to go, please comment. If you did not go, let me know why (unless it was because of your kid’s birthday or something like that). In the meantime, here are some photos so you get a feel for the scene you missed. Maybe next year those of you who missed it will become Bicycle Film Festival Fans.