United Skates (2018)


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When America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture-- one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world's greatest musical talent.


Critic Reviews for United Skates

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

This is a passion project in the best sense of the word, a movie in which the ingenuity and dedication of the filmmakers illuminate the same qualities in their subjects.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Round and round it flows - why not jump on in?

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

This kaleidoscopically vibrant, essential-viewing survey plunges audiences into a dazzling underground scene, celebrating the endangered art form it finds there.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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Makes you want to see if those old skates are still buried in the closet.

Apr 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Charming, informative, and a little heartbreaking.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a film that paints a humanizing portrait of an endangered form of expression, risked at the hands of the micro-racism and economic tribulations faced by the African-American community.

Oct 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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