Dogtown and Z-Boys
Winner of the Audience and Directing Awards for Documentary at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival!
In mid-70s America, skateboarding was a fad in danger of dying out, until a small group of surfers in Santa Monica began moving to extremes in both lifestyle and techniques, using their skills in empty swimming pools and the streets to create a new form of skateboarding. Director Stacy Peralta, who was one of the group, weaves home footage of their early days with interviews with those still in the scene.
USA, 2001, 91 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Stacy Peralta