Watch this documentary. I'm a middle aged mom from the midwest whose only skating involved wheels on boots and a roller rink and I loved it. Bought it and have watched it many times. It's fun to re-live some of the 1970s and to hear how these kids (who are all just barely older than I am now) changed the sport with their innovations. The music is phenomenal too. Peralta and Paul Crowder do a great job of getting the reality of that time and space on film. They used some then quirky techniques (2000-2001) to tell the story so you felt the edginess. Now you see more innovative editing and techniques-do whatever you feel like doing- in even some of the mainstream films, but they really did try out some new ideas in film making too, so there are lots of reasons to watch this one.
Reviewed on March 25, 2016