Directed by Dyana Winkler & Tina Brown
2018, USA, 89 min
Sunday, November 4 / 5 pm | Cinematheque
Skype conversation with directors Dyana Winkler & Tina Brown after the film.
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. With an average of three rinks closing a month, United Skates takes a deep dive into the vibrant and celebratory world of African American roller skating through the eyes of three central characters, each fighting to preserve a tradition that reaches deep into their family history. This film documents a small but monumental piece of American culture at risk of disappearing entirely.
“kaleidoscopically vibrant, essential-viewing” – Peter Debruge, Variety
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BELL MEDIA HOT DOCS SHOWCASE AND BLACK SPACE WINNIPEG.