This Ain't California Reviews

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 12, 2013
"This Ain't California" offers a vivid immersion in the hidden skateboarding culture of the former East Germany.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
April 12, 2013
A trove of home videos, vintage commercial and propaganda footage and black-and-white animation dress up this energetic if somewhat unfocused look at the birth of skateboarding in the German Democratic Republic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
April 9, 2013
It ain't bad, though all that detritus detracts from a far more interesting history lesson on repression and rebellion that's left on the periphery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
April 9, 2013
Martin Persiel's splendid "documentary" could well be subtitled "And It Ain't the Truth."