In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, 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.
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.
"In Skate Kitchen, the kids come as they are, and they're wildly fascinating." VILLAGE VOICE
"A fantastically evocative low-key tale of a teenage girl's coming of age within the skate subculture of New York City." ONE ROOM WITH A VIEW
"CRITICS PICK. BEAUTIFUL. UNFAILINGLY COMPASSIONATE TO, AND GENUINELY APPRECIATIVE OF, THE PEOPLE IT CHRONICLES. Glenn Kenny, NY TIMES
SO ALIVE THAT IT PULSES AND BREATHES. ANARCHIC IN THE BEST OF WAYSAS FEARLESS AS ITS CHARACTERS. KIMBER MYERS, The Playlist
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