Queens of the Roleo
A documentary about 11-time world log rolling champions out of Lewiston, Idaho. All female, all badass, all really good at balancing on floating logs that are spinning in water. Funded by a Kickstarter and produced by local journalist and former TV executive Dave Jones, this film picks up an otherwise footnote of regional history and expands it to the importance its deserves—a story about competition, coaches, and the fading logging industry.
6 pm, Thursday, May 14. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. $10.
Bend Bicycle Film Festival
When launched in 2006, the Bend Bicycle Film Festival was designed to showcase "local short films featuring our unique cycling culture here in Central Oregon and to create a social gathering where we can all reunite every spring to get excited about riding bikes." It has done that—and more. The slate of short films for this year's festival has not been announced yet (any day now), but there will certainly be some new groundbreaking filmmakers showing off the very best trails and backcountry that Central Oregon has to offer. Proceeds from the evening (and raffle) will go towards the Bend Endurance Academy.
7 pm, Wednesday, May 20. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $12-$17.
For Thousands of Miles
Straddling the line between documentary and fiction, For Thousands of Miles is a unique road movie covering one man's bike journey across America in search of something meaningful.
9 pm, Thursday, May 21. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. $5, cash only.
Fleet Feet Sports is hosting a fundraising party for the post production cost of Pre's People, a new grassroots documentary about distance runner Steve Prefontaine (prespeople.com). Fleet Feet celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pre's 2000 meter American record and will show a 10-minute Pre's People demo and the documentary Fire on the Track. There will be movie posters and running hats available along with Atlas Cider and 10 Barrel beer!
6 pm, Thursday, May 21. Fleet Feet Sports, 1320 NW Galveston Ave. $10.