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. 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 screens on general release from Fri 28 Sep.
Listen to our review of Skate Kitchen below. It starts at the 18.22 mark!
Listen to our conversation with Skate Kitchen Director Crystal Moselle below:
We will be joined by director Crystal Moselle and cast members Nina Moran, Kabrina Adams, Ajani Russell, and Dede Lovelace for a Q&A following this preview screening.