Dogtown and Z-Boys

Skateboarding has passed into the mainstream due in large part to the humble beginnings of a group of teenagers in an area of Santa Monica called Dogtown. Shunned by more conventional skaters, these kids were social outcasts who were able to express themselves with their bodies in fluid motion. When skateboarding became a phenomenon in the mid-seventies, some of the group were scooped up by corporate sponsors, elevating them from freewheeling street punks to celebrity skaters. Reuniting the original crew 25 years later enables us to hear in their own words what it was like before extreme sports existed.

U.S.A., 2001.
87 mins.

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