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In 2012, I was briefly a skateboarder. I loved the speed and grace and daring of it--I wanted to touch that and live that.

That time was brought back to me so vividly tonight watching Skate Kitchen (2018), which I requested from Netflix DVD because of [personal profile] osprey_archer's excellent review) of it. The film coveys the feel of skateboarding beautifully (and also the dangers of it--part of why I quit: I loved the daring but wasn't up for the injuries), and I loved the posse of girls--real-life members of the Skate Kitchen, an all-girl skate collective in New York City. The director apparently met members of the collective while riding the subway, and she used Rachelle Vinberg, who plays the main character in Skate Kitchen, in a 2016 short film, That One Day.

The scenes of New York City's skating haunts are ones I remember from a video of skateboarding I found and posted back in 2012--it made the movie feel extra real to me.

The trailer pretty accurately captures the feel of the film:



And [personal profile] osprey_archer, the quote you were trying to find is the voiceover at the start of the trailer (and the scene with the little girl is in the trailer too). You're right: it's beautiful.

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/906320.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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pinkroo
Feb. 17th, 2019 08:19 am (UTC)
this looks so good!
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2019 01:33 pm (UTC)
It is! I recommend it! If you don't get Netflix DVDs, you can at least look at the short film I link at the end--that's basically a 12-minute version of the same story, LOL. (Director made it two years earlier)
pinkroo
Feb. 17th, 2019 10:20 pm (UTC)
I ordered it from the library :)
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2019 11:32 pm (UTC)
Excellent--I hope it brings you as much pleasure as it did me.
inspirethoughts
Feb. 17th, 2019 10:13 pm (UTC)
You rode skate boards? Wow...super woman...brave...I always am enchanted by the way all these teenagers and pre-teens ride the skateboards. Would love to learn if not for the fear of injuries...
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2019 11:27 pm (UTC)
I never did any tricks or anything! I only just rode it on straight surfaces and gentle declines... it was enough to feel like I was balancing! But yeah... it really seems to batter people up!
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