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Skate Kitchen (2018)

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In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) 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, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip. Writer/director Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film's authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. SKATE KITCHEN precisely captures 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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Skate Kitchen exists in a time when it's still not normalized for men to see women on skateboards, but the crystal clear coolness of Moselle's film proves they should get with the program.

January 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Skate Kitchen turns its subjects into a fascinating microcosm of American youth.

January 23, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Celebrates the liberation and the sisterhood that comes with skateboarding, with a mostly refreshing take on how teen girls deal with parents, boys and each other.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Though hardly inattentive to the gender-specific themes here, Moselle and her cast never come down hard on them.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It is first and foremost an irresistible hangout movie, offering a thoroughly millennial, vérité spin on '80s skater classics like "Thrashin'."

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Skate Kitchen is elevated by the big-hearted spirit of beloved high-school-set films, except with something superior in its disposal than barren school hallways: New York City streets that pulsate with energy.

June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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