Each year, thousands of Portlanders gather en masse, take off their clothes, and ride through the city streets. Since 2004, World Naked Bike Rides happen in more than 75 cities around the globe–but Portland, Oregon, hosts (by far) the largest. Assembling a quirky cast of first-time riders and event organizers, this light-hearted documentary explorers the variety of experiences and meanings the annual event holds for participants. Some ride as a display of vulnerability and environmental awareness of transportation, while others ride to break out of their shells or contend with issues of health and body image. Whatever they ride for, this short celebrates the joy of “baring as you dare” in the world’s largest naked bike ride. Bare As You Dare: World Naked Bike Ride has a 17 minute run time. For more information on the film go to www.bareasyoudarefilm.com
Eloquent Nude (2007) DVD
One of NW Documentary’s original productions, director Ian McCluskey created the film with the help of hundreds of volunteers and supporters. It has gone on to win prestigious honors such as three NW Regional Emmy Awards, and participate in festivals such as Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and IFP. This Deluxe Edition DVD includes beautiful and informative special features, including the “Making of Eloquent Nude”, as well as many unpublished photographs from Edward Weston’s collection and Charis Wilson’s private journals.