A look at the early days of skateboarding culture in Southern California, and the group of kids that would shape its role in media and society.
In the 1960s, a hobby known as “sidewalk surfing” was beginning to gain in popularity. From this common passion emerged a group of kids from Southern California, who found one another and formed the Palisades Skateboard Team. Their artistry, fearlessness, and general disregard for the laws of physics would reinvent this hobby into a sport, and bring it to the forefront of the media and popular culture, in the US and abroad. Their shared passion defied norms. During a time when women rarely competed alongside men in sport, skateboarding became the rare exception. Now, fifty years later, the members of that team reunite in a documentary for a look at how this sometimes misunderstood sport has changed over the years, and most importantly, how the sport changed them.
Country of Production: USA
Film Completion: January 2015
Run Time: 21:43
Exhibition Format: DCP, 4K (16:9)
Sound Format: 5.1
Drive: EXT3, CRU Drive
Contact: Genevieve Farrell, firstname.lastname@example.org