Way back in June we mentioned this little event called the Portland World Naked Bike Ride, and the accompanying documentary Bare As You Dare, which was directed and edited by NW Documentary founder Ian McCluskey, and made with love by a crew of volunteers at NW Documentary. In the half year or so that has passed since the world debut of Bare As You Dare, the short film has garnered over 46,000 plays on Vimeo, which is definitely no small feat. We at Dig1 are proud to have been a part of the action, contributing our magic sonic touch to the final audio mix.
For the 10th Annual BendFilm Festival, Bare As You Dare will be gracing the screen alongside the heart-wrenching film Medora, which puts the spotlight on the “down-but-not-out” Medora Hornets, the varsity high-school basketball team of Medora, Indiana. “Medora” tells of the tumultuous economic hardship felt by the city and it’s inhabitants following the closure of the many factories that were once located within the city limits, and the hope, determination and drive of the student-athletes that remain. Directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, Medora is a touching glimpse of small-town America, the struggle to survive, as well as the importance of teamwork and community.
Bare As You Dare and Medora will be showing twice during the festival: Friday, October 11th @ 6pm at the Tin Pan Theater, and again on Saturday, October 12th @ 10am at the Tower Theatre. For BendFilm festival passes, individual tickets and more information about the other amazing films included in this year’s programming visit bendfilm.org.
While you’re at it, peep the trailer here: