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Documentary

United Skates

Year 2018
Runtime 88 mins
Language English

As the last of America’s roller rinks close their doors, it’s become clear that it’s more than the end of an era. Communities across the country relied on these arenas as a safe space, giving rise to a skating subculture. Beyond the signature styles and moves, these rinks launched the careers of Queen Latifah, N.W.A and Dr. Dre.


Highlighting the histories of these cultural landmarks and devoted skaters trying to keep their legacy alive, UNITED SKATES overflows with great music and thrilling moves that will get you out of your seat and primed to go for a roll.


Alexander Rogalski


Tribeca, Hot Docs, AFI Docs Film Festival


Community Partner: Nerd Roller Skates


Countries

United States
Director
Dayna Winkler, Tina Brown
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman, Julie Parker Benello, Jim Butterworth, Daniel J. Chalfen, Brenda Robinson, Tina Brown, Matthew Peterson ACS, John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius
Producer
Dayna Winkler, Tina Brown
Cinematographer
Matthew Peterson ACS, Tina Brown, Dayna Winkler
Editor
Katharine Garrison
Music
Jongnic Bontemps, James Winkler
Cast
Salt-N-Pepa, Vin Rock (Naughty By Nature), Coolio, Alonzo Williams (World Class Wreckin’ Cru)