New York, go see this movie. It contains awesome footage and has some great music in it.. hint, hint, hint.
With their distinct style and in-depth perspective, independent filmmakers Coan Nichols and Rick Charnoski have delivered yet another one-of-a-kind skateboard documentary. With three years in the making, Deathbowl to Downtown: The Evolution of Skateboarding in New York shares the street-level textures and unconventional characters of previous Nichols/Charnoski classics. But it also takes on another dimension, covering the Big Apple itself as the film’s central figure, a growing and changing cityscape of unlimited skate terrain.
Narrated by Chloe Sevigny and injected with a period soundtrack, the skate history of America’s most populous city blends exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage. And it moves with the scope and insight of a veteran skateboarder. Make that two veteran skateboarders – both Nichols and Charnoski have been skating steadily for more than 20 years.
The big night in the Big Apple is on Thursday, May 8, at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, which will screen the premiere. Those in the know can get tickets, which have been scattered around various East Coast locations. Then on May 9, you can check out a special exhibit covering 35 years of skateboard photography in New York. The party closer runs Saturday night at the KCDC skate shop in Williamsburg.
Deathbowl to Downtown is the debut release from Six Stair, Nichols and Charnoski’s new production company. The Six Stair studio is on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.