Deathbowl to Downtown: The Evolution of Skateboarding in New York City [JOCK DOCS: Skateboarding]
Deathbowl to Downtown: The Evolution of Skateboarding in New York City
Dir. Coan Nichols and Rick Charnoski (2009) 87 min.
Deathbowl to Downtown documents the shift in skateboarding primacy from the parks and the pools of sunny California in the 70s to the gritty streets of New York in the 1990's. This transition also foretells the recent hybrid uptake of skateboard culture in Harlem other communities of color.
AFTER THE MOVIE:
Panel discussion focusing on the contributions of two fallen New York skate legends Harold Hunter and Andy Kessler (represented by the Kessler Foundation).
Reception sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery!
JOCK DOCS: Skateboarding
Curated by Laura Coxson
In our sixth monthly installment of Jock Docs we roll through the local history of skateboarding focusing on two legends of their eras: Andy Kessler and Harold Hunter. Both passed before their time, and we are recognizing their talents and impact through skate videos, documentary, demos, discussion and celebration.
Presented in association with the Andy Kessler Foundation and Harold Hunter Foundation. Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, KCDC Skateshop, 5boro, Zoo York, Shut NYC, Commonwealth Stacks.
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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