The new trailer for Skate Kitchen, the festival fave that delighted upon its debut at Sundance back in January and its UK offshoot Sundance London this past month, has just debuted online.
In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip.
Writer/director Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film’s authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. Skate Kitchen precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.
We loved this film when we caught it at Sundance London and hope that it gets a UK release soon. At the moment, it’s just the North American territories which have a street date, which is through Magnolia Pictures on August 10th.
Here’s the new trailer.