Thursday, September 4, 2008
"deathbowl" movie premier monday
Deathbowl to Downtown chronicles four decades of life in New York City and showcases the emergence and influence of the urban skateboarding scene as it evolved in the gritty streets of the five boroughs. With narration by Chloë Sevigny and musical tracks provided by the Beastie Boys, Drunk Injuns, Minor Threat, Eric B. & Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan and the Talking Heads, among others, Deathbowl to Downtown is the first feature length film to show the rise of skateboarding from a New Yorker's perspective. Scripted by Jocko Weyland (author of The Answer is Never: A Skateboarder's History of the World), Deathbowl to Downtown traces the untold and historically rich story of how skateboarding evolved in New York City, beginning in the mid 1970's with a group of skaters known as the Zoo York Crew and then developed into its present day form. Deathbowl to Downtown shows how New York skaters made due with the harsh realities of the city's urban landscape and unintentionally helped shape the face of modern skateboarding.