Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) 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 (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip.
“An irresistible hangout movie, offering a thoroughly millennial, vérité spin on ’80s skater classics like Thrashin’.” – Andrew Barker, Variety
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 compelling story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery. (Dir. by Crystal Moselle, 2018, USA, 105 mins., Rated R)
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