Fixie Up

Somewhere between skinny jeans and facial hair, bicycles became, arguably, the most essential hipster accessory, and it might just be Portland’s fault. In the new documentary Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, filmmaker Joel Biel explores Portland’s storied history with cycling both as a mode of transportation and as a social movement.

In addition to screening Biel’s work, FilmBar also will hold a special digital Q&A with the filmmaker to discuss how places like Phoenix could one day follow in Portland’s footsteps in terms of city planning and bike integration.

Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland comes to FilmBar, 815 North Second Street, for one night only on Tuesday, July 29. The bike mania begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $9. The run-time for the showing is approximately 75 minutes, with a Skype Q&A session with Biel scheduled to take place post-screening for no extra charge. For more information visit or call 602-595-9187.

Tue., July 29, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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