Lately I have been getting a few very nice reactions for this blog, which is a nice motivation to keep on posting. People are sometimes pointing me to websites that are of interest to me and I am very enthusiastic about Down Town from Behind.
Last November, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) took place. A tremendous amount of movies is shown over the course of 2 weeks. What a lot of people don't seem to know, is that a lot of the documentaries shown at the festival, from this and prior years, are to be seen online!
The south African documentary 10 Gears of Change (dir. Lloyd Ross, South-Africa, 2004, colour, video, 48min) in which thearrivalofaset ofusedbikesforever changesthelivesofelevenresidentsandworkers oftheremote ThorVale farminSouthAfrica, can be seen here.
But also the non bicycle related films are worth a look, enjoy!
I got contacted today by the creator of http://ridesabike.tumblr.com/, a blog only a month old, that shows just photo's of famous people riding bicycles, perfection in a blog (and a lot more active in posting)! It combines the two things I love, movie stars of times gone by and the use of bicycles!
Although more famous for a photo of her and a big bad motorcycle, French 1960's pop star, Francoise Hardy also know how to ride one of the most peculiar bicycles I have seen lately. A that regularly shot Hardy and many other of the flamboyant French stars (although i don't think he took these shots, does somebody know?), like my all time favorite BB and France Gall is Jean-Marie Perier (1940). Who's work was recently on display and for sale at VIP'S gallery in Amsterdam. This gallery specializes in photographs of the rich and (in)famous, but nothing too glamorous.