United Skates (2018)

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As America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, UNITED SKATES spotlights a community of thousands who fight in a racially charged environment to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating, which has been overlooked by the mainstream for generations, while giving rise to great musical talents.

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All Critics (15) | 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…

The documentary brings to the foreground a fascinating and, moreover, beautiful culture lurking in the background of other stories.

Feb 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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