Box office films and top international edits
Unruly skateboarders vie for treasure against a new guy in town with a talking skateboard.
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Edison and Sage, two nine-year-old boys from Venice CA, set off on a mission to cross Los Angeles on skateboards at night in an attempt to reach the Staples Center by 8am the next morning. Edison tells Sage there's a survival contest that can get him rich. What Sage isn't told is that Edison has a secret agenda. They bomb hills, outrun a crazy man, steal wifi, befriend the homeless, panhandle, and cheat death by knife point on an adventure they will never forget.
Two vans, 16 people, multiple trips, ample passport stamps, and controlled, but productive, chaos, 7 Ball is the latest full-length orchestrated by London-based videographer Will Miles. An international video inspired by overachieving and escaping the winter, Will and a double-digit crew traveled for close to two years to create 7 Ball.
A group of skaters band together to save the local Skateshop they call home.
We are not simple tourists; in fact, we dive deep into Dakar's life and culture. Surf is the key to helping these young guns live the unforgettable experience that we want to present you, full of emotions, colors, personal growth and friendship beyond boundaries."
Ryan Sheckler and the most prolific names in skateboarding and sports discuss the importance of skate videos and the work-ethic required to produce a game-changing video part. The film follow’s Ryan’s three-year, injury-fought journey of filming “Lifer”, the action sport icon’s most monumental video part to date.
“I’ve been skating for almost 31 years and now I’m 33 years old. It’s crazy to think about it that way, but that’s what “Rolling Away” and “Lifer” is all about. It’s the culmination of my journey with skateboarding and proof that it's unlike any other sport.” – Ryan Sheckler
ne of movie director Spike Jonze's first endeavors sees Jason Lee's first foray into the acting world, and his role in the movie is what caused Kevin Smith to cast him in several future projects. One of the best skateboarding movies ever, Video Days is a short film that showcases the talents of five skaters: Guy Mariano, Jordan Richter, Mark Gonzales, Rudy Johnson, and Jason Lee. The 24-minute entry focuses on various tricks that the group can perform in different locations and is definitely worth a viewing for any fan of the sport.
If seeing Spike Jonze's first movie and Jason Lee's first film appearance isn't enticing enough, the short film received wildly positive reviews from critics and has been cited as an important entry to the genre. After all, the best skateboard movies are really about the outrageous stunts that are performed with finesse and skill, something Video Days showcases perfectly.
Larry Clark’s Kids is a brutal film following the lives of a gang of out-of-control teenage skaters in 90s New York. The protagonist, Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick), is an HIV-positive skateboarder obsessed with taking the virginity of under-age girls. Calling himself the ‘Virgin Surgeon’, Telly comes across like an inarticulate, baggy-jeaned version of A Clockwork Orange’s Alex DeLarge. While he wanders the city buying weed, drinking and shoplifting, one of his many one-night stands, Jennie (Chloë Sevigny), is trying to track him down to tell him that he has HIV.
Using cinema vérité techniques and featuring scenes of real-life drug use, Kids is an uncomfortable depiction of the dysfunctional lives of these wayward skaters. Clark hung out with such a gang before making the film. The script was written by Harmony Korine, a hyperactive, 19-year-old skate-rat who would go on to gain success in his own right as the director of such controversial films as Gummo (1997) and Spring Breakers (2012). The majority of the cast were fresh-faced skaters with little or no acting experience; a 16-year-old Rosario Dawson among them.
In Kids we see the skateboard weaponised when Casper (Justin Pierce), Telly’s similarly sociopathic sidekick, beats a man to a pulp with his deck to the gentle innocence of Daniel Johnston’s track ‘Casper the Friendly Ghost’.
Wheels Of Fire is the first feature film by Santa Cruz. It features skateboarding legends Christian Hosoi, Natas Kaupas, Steve Alba, and many more. The video is recorded entirely on Super 8 and features slo-mo photography that raises skateboarding to such a level that one can still appreciate it over thirty years later.
Enjoi: Bag Of Suck is anything but sucky. Enjoi Skateboards’ video features Jerry Hsu, Louie Barletta, Caswell Berry, and the rest of the Enjoi team.
We Are Skateboarders is a 'as real as it gets' documentation of the soul of skateboarding, and how some of the legendary skateboarders feel its soul has changed over the years
Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future
Stacy and his friends are the best skateboarders around. They know all the latest tricks and stunts, and each has mastered his own incredible style. This fascinating movie will bring you along as they tour cities enjoying the sights and becoming the main attraction wherever they go. Loaded with classic footage from the early days of the original Zephyr team (of "Dogtown and Z-Boys" fame.)
Lords of Dogtown is loosely based on the 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-boys, written and directed by the aforementioned Stacy Peralta. Much like its dramatized counterpart, the film charts the evolution of surfing and skating subcultures, which rose to unparalleled heights in the Dogtown neighborhood of Santa Monica, California during the 1970s. Iconic skaters such as Tony Alva, Steve Cabellero, Jay Adams, Tony Hawk, and more are on hand to give testimonials from the era.
Slam is an Italian Netflix original movie is a comedic drama that focuses on the love story of two young teenagers. Samuel is an aspiring skater who is trying his best to make to achieve his dream of becoming a professional skater. Samuel meets Alice and the two begin a relationship and Alice eventually becomes pregnant making Samuel rethink his plans of going to California to become a skater.
Poker, Spasm and Blue Flame, are trying to escape the law, school, parents, their demons and a couple of criminals to realise their burning ambition; to meet world class skating champion, Tony Hawk and compete in his skating competition.
A documentary exploring the rise and fall of 80s skateboard legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski.
Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.
A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000.
A documentary on pro skateboarder Danny Way's tough childhood and his contributions to the sport, including footage of his jump over the Great Wall of China.
Tristan Patterson’s documentary, Dragonslayer, opens with an ambitious display of skate dedication from the film’s protagonist, Josh ‘Skreech’ Sandoval. Skreech’s style harks back to the days of the Z-Boys, as he drains and then skates a dilapidated backyard swimming pool on his own, until he’s kicked out by an angry owner. He lives an anarchic, freewheeling lifestyle, and much of the film documents him hanging out with his girlfriend, smoking joints and skating.
Never back down from the challenge.
A kid must decide between choosing the future his father wants and following his dream of becoming a pro skater.