Skateboarding definitely did not come to fruition over night. In fact, behind the glitz and glamor of the current generation of skateboarding, there lies a more free and rebellious side of the sport in its inception. If you are keen to learn about the history of skateboarding from the ’60s until the present, there is a fantastic film series on at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) called Skateboarding Is Not A Crime.
There are 19 films represented, from classic footage and videos from its early days, chronicling the cult skaters in Bones Brigade, Dogtown and Z-Boys, contrasted by modern classics such as Yeah Right! by Girl Skateboards and Chocolate Skateboards, alongside documentaries featuring Danny Way, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Nyjah Huston, and more. For movie buffs, a selection of skateboard-related films will be shown as well, such as Gleaming the Cube, Kids, Lords of Dogtown, and others. For more details and tickets, click over to the BAM website.
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Peter Jay Sharp Building | Map
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Event Dates: September 6, 2013 (Friday) – September 23, 2013 (Monday)