Blu-ray, DVD Release: Skate Kitchen

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 20, 2018
Price: DVD $17.29, Blu-ray $17.99
Studio: Magnolia

Skate Kitchen is the first narrative feature film from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle.

In the drama, Camille (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg), an introverted teenage skateboarder 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 (Elizabeth Rodriguez, TV’s Orange Is the New Black), and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith, After Earth), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip.

Writer/director Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film’s authenticity, which combines atmospheric filmmaking with hypnotic skating sequences. The film itself attempts to capture the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.