22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

CUFF & artschool skateboards present SKATE KITCHEN

After its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, CUFF and artschool skateboards present a one-night screening of SKATE KITCHEN, the debut narrative feature of THE WOLFPACK director Crystal Moselle.

July 24, 7 pm at Globe Cinema
Tickets: $10 general / $8 CUFF members, students, seniors

A teen girl gets on the ride of her life when she joins all-girl New York skateboard collective Skate Kitchen and falls for a mysterious guy in the scene. 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.

"Crystal Moselle puts her innate talent for letting real-life characters breathe onscreen to use in this stylish portrait of teen friendship. " – IndieWire

"It is first and foremost an irresistible hangout movie, offering a thoroughly millennial, vérité spin on '80s skater classics like THRASHIN" – Variety

105 mins, USA, 2018
Cast: Jaden Smith, Rachelle Vinberg, The Skate Kitchen
Director: Crystal Moselle

This event is sponsored by artschool skateboard and presented along with 100% SKATE CLUB, a Calgary-based all girls skateboard club.


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