Ahead of its Sundance premiere, we got a 3-minute-plus extended look at the next film from Dogtown and Z-Boys director Stacy Peralta, a documentary titled The Bones Brigade: An Autobiography. Now with premiere many months ago and the fall approaching, the filmmakers have decided to self-release the film, and along with it we’ve got a new trailer and the first poster.
Following the famous troupe of skaters, it chronicles the rise of skateboarding and its effect on an entire generation. Instead of a kinetic punk-rock aesthetic, it looks like an emotionally touching portrayal of the sport judging from this look. Check out a poster and trailer below via The Playlist for the film that also features Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain and Rodney Mullen.
Today skateboarding is omnipresent. Take a walk down any street in any town, and you are destined to see someone riding a skateboard. Well, it wasn’t always like that. In the early ’80s, skateboarding was fading away until Stacy Peralta brought a profoundly talented group of outsiders together and dubbed them the Bones Brigade. This documentary chronicles their epic rise, using awesome archival footage and moving first-person accounts from Brigade members Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, and Rodney Mullen, among others. Through passion, drive, creativity, and a surprising sense of teamwork, they revitalized the sport and influenced generations to come.
Screening information can be found on the official site.
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