After seeing Skate Kitchen, I am 100% certain buying a skateboard and learning to skate this summer. If you haven’t yet heard about the film, you will be hearing a lot about it soon - because after Skate Kitchen drops in theaters on August 10th there will be a movement.
Skate Kitchen will be playing in more theaters starting August 10th, but has already been premiering at select locations. I caught the film at BAM on July 1st. Some of the Skate Kitchen crew was in attendance, which made watching it there that much more legit.
So what is the film about?
The film is centered around a teen Camille played by skateboarder Rachelle Vinberg, who finds herself a group of friends. A group of rad girl skateboarders who truly accept her. It’s a film that makes you feel what you are seeing. It reminds you how important friendship is and coasts you through skating subculture. It also shines a light on how cool girl skate crews really are.
My favorite part about the film is how authentic it felt. Nothing felt forced or out of place. Crystal Moselle has a unique way of working with her talent to blend fiction with reality to create moments that feel completely genuine.
This film does contain skateboarding.
Scattered throughout the film is the perfect amount of skate shots. These shots make seamless transitions and create moments for the film to breathe. For me - these we're the best moments and got me amped to go outside and feel the fresh air on my face.
I also found it refreshing how Crystal approached some of the topics and themes she has the girls discuss during their the more private moments together. These felt very true to experience and relatable.
other peeps talking about skate kitchen:
Variety // Film Review: 'Skate Kitchen'
LADYGUNN // The Skate Kitchen