FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CANCELED – Future schedule to be determined!
(Orange County) Members of the non-profit Orange County Bicycle Coalition, established in 1991 as one of the oldest groups of cycling advocates in the West, spent months planning and working on a “2nd” “OC BIKE FILM FESTIVAL.” We wanted to follow-up on our first 500-seat “Sold Out” screenings, which premiered “Chasing Legends,” during Le Tour of 2010. But after last night’s “Preview” (Wed., February 20th) at the Cinema City in Anaheim Hills it appears our timing was off, OC cycling’s just not ready to spend the last days\nights of “winter” in a theater!
All film contest submissions, and films are being, will be returned, and we’re apologizing to the special guests, who many of you were excited about seeing. Last night, two producers Scott Nguyen (OCBFF trailer and CRUZIN’), and our friend Michael Bauch (whose “Riding Bikes with the Dutch” we were particularly anxious to screen in Orange county), were both in the house. Producer, Jamie Paolinetti, whose films “PRO” and “The Hard Road,” were on our schedule, has been very helpful, as many others have been. On Sunday, February 24 scheduled guests included the Legendary, trials master, Hans Rey, and in a PANEL on “Where’s Cycling Going?” pros, Brian Smallwood, Tony Cruz, Danny Van Haute, Jamie, again, Joe Parkin, and Josh Horowitz, as well as Michael Aisner who had accepted our invitation to moderate the panel and discussions. Finally, another we ‘must reschedule,’ films on March 9th with former Six-Day bike racers 91-year-old Dale Plueger, and Ted Ernst, of the SBW, MBGP, and the cycling “Hall of Fame.” We regret you won’t have an opportunity to hear from these cycling experts!
OCBC’s Executive Director, many of the board, friends sacrificed, and put a lot into this effort, as have “our Producer,” Scott Nguyen, One World Media Group, whose creative “Official OC Bike Film Festival trailer,” was on our site, all over the net, on YouTube, and elsewhere. Scott’s cycling documentary CRUZIN’ had an “Orange County Premiere” last night, and was very well received. And Julie at 180WebDesign, an OCBC member did a terrific job building our website specifically for what was really our first attempt at a real film festival, if she had been on board a sooner, well,… live and learn, you’ll see news on OCBC’s “next” Film Festival a lot earlier.
Look for news on upcoming events and a festival (Nov.‘13), sorry, to disappoint you film fans!
Contact: OCBC’s 2nd OC BIKE FILM FESTIVAL Director, Jim Freibert4OCBC@gmail.com
The Orange County Bicycle Coalition’s www.OCBike.org