A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to catch an early screening of Skate Kitchen, which comes out this weekend, at a film festival in Brooklyn. The film is just wonderful — it’s about a skate group composed of teenage girls, and one girl in particular who runs away from home — and is fully just the kind of seemingly casual, relaxed picture about people trying to live that I absolutely love.
The screening I was at was particularly special though, because Skate Kitchen is a real group of skaters from New York, who star in the film as fictionalized versions of themselves. So the tiny theater was packed with people who (judging by the chatter around me) were friends and relatives of the film’s stars.
That led to some funny reactions, like…
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