Official Selection: Sundance
Skate Kitchen captures those long slow moments between youth and adulthood, when life stretches ahead but the moment is all that counts. Camille lives with her mother but spends her days skateboarding through New York’s Lower East Side with a gang of friends. Their female friendships blossom and flourish under mutual support, and they carve their own niche in the city. But friendships are never smooth.
Director Crystal Moselle’s (The Wolfpack) feature is a beautifully realised work, the friendships amongst the young women are perfectly captured – unsurprisingly as the close-knit gang skate together in real life – and the joyous pleasure of skating through the streets are caught here. A perfectly pitched movie
“Skate Kitchen is a funny and stirring saga of female empowerment that will no doubt delight young women who skate while inspiring many more to pick up a board. It also heralds Moselle as a director who can easily switch stance on both sides of the fiction/non-fiction divide.” – The Wrap
Screens with the short film St Bernie.
Sat 7th, 2.45pm, Luna Leederville