Skate Kitchen 2018 MA15+
8.00PM Wed 28 Jul 2021 (1hr 46mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
‘Introverted 18-year-old skateboarder Camille lives on Long Island with her single mother. After a startling injury, she promises her mother she’ll hang up her board, but the pull to skate is too strong. On Instagram she discovers "The Skate Kitchen,” a subculture of girls whose lives revolve around skating, and bravely seeks them out. The sexually fluid, rambunctious big-city girls quickly adopt the naive Camille as part of their gang, and soon they’re featuring her in trick videos and exposing her to a wild life she’s never experienced. For the first time, she feels acceptance and support from other girls. However, she soon learns the complexity of friendship when she befriends a boy from a rival group of skaters.
Writer/director Crystal Moselle (The Wolfpack) immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film’s authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. Skate Kitchen precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.’ Sundance Film Festival
MA15+ | Strong sex scenes and coarse language
DCP, COLOUR, STEREO, 106 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: CRYSTAL MOSELLE / PRODUCERS LIZZIE NASTRO, ISABELLA TZENKOVA, CRYSTAL MOSELLE, JULIA NOTTINGHAM, RODRIGO TEIXEIRA, MICHAEL SHERMAN, MATTHEW PERNICIARO / SCRIPT: ASLIHAN UNALDI, CRYSTAL MOSELLE, JENNIFER SILVERMAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: SHABIER KIRCHNER / EDITOR: NICO LEUNEN / CAST: RACHELLE VINBERG, DEDE LOVELACE, NINA MORAN, KABRINA ADAMS / PRINTSOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT