Director: Crystal Moselle Run Time: 105 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2018
Starring: Rachelle Vinberg, Jaden Smith, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams
In the first narrative feature from THE WOLFPACK director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder from 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. 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.