For our skateboarding fans who happen to make out East in the next month, check out BAMcinematek’s 24-film series, “Skateboarding Is Not A Crime,” a tribute to the best of skateboarding in cinema from the 1960s to the present.
The series, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal (yes, you read that right) will run from September 6-23, 2013 at the BAMcinematek and BAM Rose Cinemas. Hyping the subject as “the ultimate in counterculture coolness, “skating” has made an irresistibly sexy subject for movies thanks to its rebel-athlete superstars, SoCal slacker fashion, and jaw-dropping jumps, ollies, tricks, and stunts.” True that.
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This skateboarding film collection includes the classics from every era featuring The Devil’s Toy from 1966, Scott Dittrich’s Freestylin‘, Spike Jonze’s Yeah Right, and Hollywood classics like Gleaming The Cube and Thrashin’.
For more recent flicks, they’re also screening Waiting for Lightning (2012), a documentary on Danny Way’s 2005 jump over the Great Wall of China, and The Motivation (2013), which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The Motivation follows eight premier skaters including Element’s very own, Njyah Houston, and Nixon’s Paul Rodriguez, in preparation for the Street League Championship World Tour.
Good stuff. Tickets: General admission: $13, BAM Cinema Club Members: $8, BAM Cinema Club Movie Moguls: Free. Seniors & Students (25 and under with a valid ID, Mon – Thurs): $9, Bargain Matinees (Mon – Thurs before 5pm and Friday – Sun before 3pm, no holidays): $9.
Check this link for the entire breakdown of all 24 films and a schedule of the screenings.
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