Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bici Batte Auto DVD

Got a package from Italy yesterday with a DVD in it called "Bici Batte Auto." It's basically a compilation of several different documentaries about the history of Critical Mass, riding and racing in big cities, and the development of modern urban bike culture. The short that we compiled for the Bicycle Film Festival called "The Making of Bootleg Sessions v.2" is included in the culture section, and it's even translated into Italian, which is kind of surreal.

I haven't had a chance to watch much of it yet, but the doc I'm most interested to see is by a filmmaker named Ted White called "We Are Traffic." It was filmed in San Francisco in 1992 I believe, and looks like it could be pretty good. There is also a 60 page book included in the packaging. I can't read any of it because it's all in Italian, but it is very well put together.

Big thanks to Naoto for including us in this project...!

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