First Run Features Announces a Free Screening. One Night Only!
A Fixed Gear Documentary
7PM, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Brooklyn, NY
Larry Lawrence Bar, 295 Grand St, Williamsburg, between Roebling and Havemeyer.
Fixation brings a cutting-edge focus onto the thrilling world of fixed gear cycling. This film captures the excitement and popularity of this growing sport from all perspectives. Though technology has developed multiple speed bicycles, for faster and easier riding, both fixed and freewheel single speeds continue to have a strong following. The range of riders is vast, from professionals to the casual everyday rider.
Their styles and motives are different, but their outcome seems to be the same: the freedom, the simplicity and the challenge of having one gear is what brings them back to the basics. We explore the full spectrum of this lifestyle: Messengers, Olympic Racing, City Riders, Bike Polo, Brakeless, Freestyle and more. Fixation showcases the different personalities of those involved with fixed gear cycling community, in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Jose.
Jamie Staff – Olympic Gold Medalist, sprint cyclist and Director of Sprints/USA Cycling
Sean Martin – Race Organizer and cyclist in Los Angeles
Marc Marino – Commuter and passion cyclist in San Francisco
John Gabriel – California State Champion fixed gear and road cyclist
Scott Horton – Freestyle cyclist in San Jose
Nick Hart – Bay area cyclist, bike mechanic and spiritual cyclist
5Fix2 – Group ride in Los Angeles
Ryan Resurreccion – San Francisco Messenger
Johnny Lee – Commuter and passion cyclist in San Francisco
Chas Christiansen – Owner of a messenger service, TCB Courier in San Francisco
Bradley Whoel – Owner of American Cyclery
Marc Cosio – Owner of iMinusd
Featuring Music by
Explosions In The Sky / Classified / Pretty Lights / HedPE / Of Shape & Sound
Praise for FIXATION
“FIXATION renewed my adoration for the bicycle through its energetic imagery and sound. I am convinced it will ignite the same passion or renew the love of cycling of all viewers. The cinematography coexists with seamless editing, leaving the viewer longing for a joy ride on two wheels.” Vanessa Wilde – Kaleidospoke
“Fixation is masterfully edited” DocUtah International Film Festival
“There’s so much drama in the documentary; you get very wrapped up in it, whether you’re learning about fixed gear cycling or watching people you know personally riding in the film.” Eric Ferguson – State Bicycle Co.
“Fixation is a beautiful, cinematic glimpse into the growing and splintering fascination with fixed gear bicycles. Alex takes an even handed approach to the subject, covering the sports history and it’s varied futures with the same reverence and respect.”
Jordan Halland – Payola
40 minutes, color, digital, English, 2011
Director/Producer – Alex Trudeau Viriato
Line Producer – Kelsie Bieser
Executive Producer – Dustin Bramell
Director Of Photography – Justin Gamboa
Editor – Alex Trudeau Viriato