BONES BRIGADE East Bay Premiere Director Stacy Peralta (110 mins) Special guests in attendance for the BAY AREA PREMIERE of BONES BRIGADE are: Jim Thiebaud, Tommy Guerrero, Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk, Frank Gerwer, Mike McGill, George Powell, and Lance Mountain.
BONES BRIGADE is director Stacy Peralta's long-awaited follow up to DOGTOWN AND Z BOYS. More than a movie about skateboarding, BONES BRIGADE documents a vital moment in American culture where four-wheeled outlaws practiced a theology of concrete and gravity that allowed them to become folk heroes while others pretended to be rock stars. Hawk. Guerrero. Welinder. Mullen. Caballero. Thiebaud. McGill. Mountain. These names (and their signature styles) are etched into the Mount Rushmore of skate culture. Their mission to reinvent skateboarding paralleled their collective quest to be utterly and completely true to themselves, whether or not that self was popular or accepted. This is a film about invention, self-expression, and utter somatic genius. Peralta masterfully brings to life the stories of these concrete pirates who created a physical language that people are still speaking and adding to decades later. These young masters took wood, wheels, imagination, and a careless attitude towards physics and gave the world something that was part circus, part religion, and all totally rad. BONES BRIGADE is their story. S.Taylor
A Union Avenue Prods. and Non-Fiction Unlimited presentation. (International sales: the Film Sales Co., New York.) Produced by Stacy Peralta, John Oliver, Nadine Brown. Executive producers, James Truitt, Albert Alan. Co-producers, Penny Edmiston, Michael Furukawa, Don Paul Hoffman. Directed by Stacy Peralta. With: Stacy Peralta, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, George Powell, Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, Craig Stecyk, Shepherd Fairey, Spike Jonze, Fred Durst, Ben Harper, Garth Trinidad, Dhani Harrison, Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi.