Skate Kitchen (ctba)
USA/2018/106mins/TBC Dir: Crystal Moselle With: Rachelle Vinberg, Jaden Smith
Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarderfrom Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip. Writer director Crystal Moselle 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 to provide a precisely captured experience of women in male-dominated spaces in this story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.