Film Series

Skateboarding Is Not a Crime

 
 
Sep 6—Sep 23, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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The ultimate in counterculture coolness since the late 1960s, skateboarding has made an irresistible subject for movies thanks to its rebel-athlete superstars, SoCal slacker fashion, and jaw-dropping four-wheel acrobatics.

This series features the best of skateboarding on screen from the 1960s to the present, including films by Stacy Peralta, Spike Jonze, Larry Clark, and many more.

 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Skateboard
 

Leif Garrett stars in this awesomely retro ride through 1970s skateboarding culture.

Fri, Sep 6, 2013
 
 
Film
Thrashin'
 

It’s West Side Story on wheels in this Josh Brolin-starring piece of 80s cheese.

Sat, Sep 7, 2013
 
 
Film
Freewheelin'
 

One of the earliest records of skateboard culture, featuring Stacy Peralta and Tom Sims.

Sat, Sep 7, 2013
 
 
Film
Gleaming the Cube
 

Christian Slater sports a rebel hairdo in this skatesploitation classic.

Sun, Sep 8, 2013
 
 
Film
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator
 

This terrifying film explores the dark side of skateboarding’s commercialization.

Sun, Sep 8, 2013
 
 
Film
This Ain't California
 

This punk rock-inflected documentary/fiction hybrid captures East German skateboarding culture.

Fri, Sep 13, 2013
 
 
Film
Dragonslayer
 

A touching snapshot of aimless youth creating meaning and happiness amidst uncertainty.

Fri, Sep 13, 2013
 
 
Film
Dogtown and Z-Boys
 

Narrated by Sean Penn, this high-adrenaline documentary is Hoops Dreams for skate rats.

Sat, Sep 14, 2013
 
 
Film
The Motivation
 

This documentary follows skating stars as they contend with the pressures of fame.

Sat, Sep 14, 2013
 
 
Film
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
 

This follow-up to Dogtown and Z-Boys features greats like Tony Hawk and Steve Caballero.

Sun, Sep 15, 2013
 
 
Film
Waiting For Lightning
 

This documentary captures a daredevil skater’s quest to jump the Great Wall of China.

Sun, Sep 15, 2013
 
 
Film
Yeah Right!
 

Spike Jonze captures skateboarding culture with his trademark verve and inventiveness.

Mon, Sep 16, 2013
 
 
Film
Tilva Roš
 

This elliptical coming of age tale follows the summer antics of Serbian slacker skaters.

Fri, Sep 20, 2013
 
 
Film
Wasted Youth
 

This beautifully shot drama captures a summer in turbulent modern-day Athens.

Fri, Sep 20, 2013
 
 
Film
Kids
 

This Harmony Korine-penned film is one of the most controversial films of the 1990s.

Sat, Sep 21, 2013
 
 
Film
Paranoid Park
 

Gus Van Sant's prize-winning, atmospheric tale of a teenage skateboarder.

Sun, Sep 22, 2013
 
 
Film
Lords of Dogtown
 

Heath Ledger stars in this gritty biopic of skateboarding phenoms The Z-Boys.

Sun, Sep 22, 2013
 
 
Film
The Devil’s Toy + Skaterdater + Fruit of the Vine
 

This 3-film program includes the very first skateboarding movie ever.

Mon, Sep 23, 2013
 
 
Film
Shredder Orpheus
 

This ultra-camp oddity reworks the Greek myth as a skateboard rock opera.

Mon, Sep 23, 2013