Oct. 19, 2018
2018 PROXY FALL FILM FEST: Skate Kitchen
The 2018 PROXY Fall Film Fest of outdoor cinema continues Friday, October 19 at the PROXY Walk-In Theater with:
Directed by Crystal Moselle, 2018 [R]
Moselle’s movie is an empowering portrait of young women on wheels, but it proves no less surefooted when the wheels come off. -Justin Chang, The L.A. Times
In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip.
Writer/director Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film’s authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. SKATE KITCHEN precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.
Presented by HERE FOR NOW, the FREE, Friday evening film screenings begin at dusk with ‘doors’ opening at 6:00 pm.
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