Sundance Film Festival Nominee ‘SKATE KITCHEN’ premieres on October 19 at cinema akil, Alserkal Avenue. Directed by Crystal Moselle, the film follows a group of girl skaters in NYC.
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue , Dubai
19 October 2018, 12:00 AM
26 October 2018, 12:00 AM
Great news, indie film fans, Cinema Akil has found a new permanent home, which means we’ll be getting independent films at the same spot every night.
The independent film platform has shown critically acclaimed international movies from around the world, from different decades and genres, all to increase awareness of different styles of film making. For four years the platform has brought independent cinema to the UAE with pop-up venues throughout Dubai, and now it’s finally found a home.
The cinema will open at 4pm daily, showing two to three screenings every night of the week. “SKATE KITCHEN”- an intensely likable and sympathetic movie, with its seductively laid-back documentary realist style premieres in Dubai on October 19 at cinema Akil.
Documentary film maker Crystal Moselle's first foray into narrative film is a poetic, atmospheric and sometimes hypnotic glimpse into a (real-life) all-female skateboard crew in New York. Given the director's documentary background, it's no surprise that this movie offers a great deal of realism. We follow an introverted teen skateboarder Camille whose life changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders.
As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self. Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.
This movie gives its audience a sense of the almost pastoral innocence of skateboarding, its devotion to nothing more or less than having fun: a subversive urban vocation that is dedicated to the art of pleasure and slice-of-life glimpse into the experiences of women in male-dominated spaces.
19,21,23-25 October: 9:30pm
20 October: 7pm
22 October: 7:30pm
26 October: 5pm