Skate Kitchen

Skate Kitchen 15

Director: Crystal Moselle
Cast: Ardelia Lovelace, Rachelle Vinberg

Country: US
Year: 2018
Duration: 106m

After a bad skateboarding fall takes her to A&E, 18-year-old Camille is made to promise to never skate again. But when she discovers “The Skate Kitchen” on Instagram, a subculture of girls whose lives revolve around skating, the pull is too strong. Quickly accepted into the group, she finally finds acceptance and support from other girls, but when she befriends a boy from a rival group of skaters, she learns of the complexity of friendship and loyalty.

“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.” Sundance

WED 3, 6PM
INTRODUCTION AND POST-SCREENING PANEL DISCUSSION
This screening will be introduced by Chris Lawton, Senior Lecturer in Economics at Nottingham Trent University, lifelong skateboarder and one of the founders of Skate Nottingham CIC, a non-profit organisation working to put skateboarding at the heart of more inclusive social, cultural and educational development in Nottingham.

After the screening, Chris will be joined by a panel of local female skaters and academics to discuss the issues raised by the film and its implications for skateboarding and wider youth culture in Nottingham, including Professor Carrie Paechter, Director of the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families at NTU; and Armelle Pignon, a Skate Nottingham coach and mentor who has taught on many of the women & girls' sessions.

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Skate Kitchen