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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. For the first time, she feels acceptance and support from other girls. However, she soon learns the complexity of friendship when she befriends a boy from a rival group of skaters.

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 precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.

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YEAR 2017

SECTION NEXT

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 106 min

EMAIL lizzie.nastro@gmail.com

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Crystal Moselle

Crystal Moselle is a NYC based director best known for her U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize–winning The Wolfpack from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. In the last decade, she has been working with short-form storytelling for publications such as Vice and the New York Times, where she created a series called Something Big Something Small, featuring talent such as Pharrell Williams and Shepard Fairey. Moselle is also a regular contributor for Nowness, creating original work including viral sensation Shapeshifting.