Vans and OIFF present: The Tony Alva Story
The festival is proud to present the San Diego Premiere of a film chronicling one of skate cultures most iconic figures, Tony Alva in Vans The Tony Alva Story, Written & Directed by Rick Charnoski & Coan "Buddy" Nichols of Six Stair Productions.
Skateboarding did not start out as a rebellious, anti-authority lifestyle activity. One of the key figures in the early evolution of skateboarding from a wholesome, contest based "sport" into the freewheeling art form that it is today was Tony Alva. Alva is considered by many to be the godfather of modern-day skateboarding. Alvas brand of aggression and bravado in the 70s set the stage for the way skateboarding would be forever defined.
Vans The Tony Alva Story chronicles T.A.s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica to his rise to superstardom as part of the legendary Z-Boys, his inevitable drug-induced implosion and his ultimate rise from the ashes to accept his rightful place as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations of skateboarders the world over.
The Cast includes; Tony Alva, Jeff Grosso, Steve Olson, Shepard Fairy, Gus Van Sant, Josh Brolin, Jeff Ament, Glen E Friedman, Robert Trujillo, Brad Bowman, Pete Ziehnder, Jeff Ho, Stacey Peralta. Music Score: Josh Landau & Eliminator. Vans The Tony Alva Story will screen Saturday August 10th at 4:15pm.
The Sunshine Brooks Theatre (View)
217 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!