The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 52 minutes
Like "The Fast and the Furious?" As they'd say in New York, we got your Fast and your Furious RIGHT HERE!!! Dodging trucks, angering taxi-drivers and scattering pedestrians like pigeons, the bicycle messengers of Manhattan and the Five Boroughs are a unique breed. Openly scorned even by the deskbound execs whose precious cargo they zip from one office skyscraper to another, bike couriers are a massive service industry who count themselves wage-slaves to no one, more athlete than employee-drone. In a high-speed verite portrait you meet Amy, Yac, Squid, Mike, Carlos and Tone, on the job and off. And off the clock they ride even harder - against each other in "alley cat races," coordinated by "Evil E," a shadowy alpha-messenger who tries not to let the inconvenience of being locked up in prison stop him from overseeing the annual Halloween race. Someday, he predicts, this will all be legend. Thanks to this documentary that day has arrived, signed sealed and delivered.
Ben Barraud, Toby Barraud, Manny Kivowitz
Steve Thornton, Laurens Van Charante