Crystal Moselle (The Wolfpack, SFF 2015) follows a squad of cooler-than-you New York skater girls as they hang, hit spots and flex on the boys (including Jaden Smith).
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Director Crystal Moselle recruited the film’s core cast after a chance encounter on a train – Skate Kitchen co-founder Rachelle Vinberg stars as Camille. The rest of the crew shine in their roles and lend true naturalism to the film, whether they’re out skating, getting high or dealing with drama. The girls make great company as they skate around town and talk about life and their troubles – with both their families and the male skate crews who dominate the best spots. A Kids-style improvised feature that blurs the lines between fictional narrative and documentary.
Kids meets Girls in [this] lighthearted skater portrait. – Eric Kohn, IndieWire
Skate Kitchen has plenty to say about the lengths to which young women must go to clear out a little breathing room in testosterone-heavy spaces, but it is first and foremost an irresistible hangout movie, offering a thoroughly millennial, vérité spin on ’80s skater classics like Thrashin. – Andrew Barker, Variety
The Risky Stuff: Contains drug use and strong language
Supported by UNSW
Running time: 106 minutes
Directed by Crystal Moselle
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