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Skate Kitchen

Dir: Crystal Moselle, 2018, USA, Cert: 18 TBA

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Mon 22 October // 20:00 *
Tue 23 October // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)

Crystal Moselle follows up her Sundance Grand Prize-winning documentary hit The Wolfpack with her equally impressive narrative debut. Inspired by and starring real-life members of New York City’s hippest all-girl skate crew, Skate Kitchen follows the journey of Camille (Rachelle Vinberg), a Long Island teen whose fraught home life and passion for skateboarding lead her to the Lower East Side. There, she finds her Eden among a band of street-savvy fellow female shredders—but the complexities of love and friendship threaten to upset their sisterhood. Propelled by the cool girl charisma of its leads, this authentic deep-dive into a vibrant youth subculture plays like a blissed-out, female-powered Kids for today’s New York.

Financial Times ★★★★★

“Nearly every moment here, of camerawork or character play, is wistfully, blissfully fluid“

The Skinny ★★★★★

“Skate Kitchen is quietly revolutionary for how it approaches womanhood“

https://www.theskinny.co.uk/film/new-releases/skate-kitchen

Guardian ★★★★

“a subversive urban vocation that is devoted to the art of pleasure“

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/sep/26/skate-kitchen-review-crystal-moselle-rachelle-vinberg-jaden-smith

Independent ★★★★

“Skate Kitchen is a wonderfully lyrical and well-observed rites of passage story....a surprisingly gentle, meditative and joyful affair“

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/skate-kitchen-review-crystal-moselle-skateboarding-documentary-cast-film-a8555911.html