Just putting this out there. I don’t want it to solely be my interpretation, and I’ve probably forgotten some good examples…
We’ve got a pretty rad exhibition coming up at the local art gallery (ties in with all the other stuff going on right now to raise funds/awareness for the new park we’re working on). Anyways, I’ve been speaking to the Cornwall Film Festival people and they’re all up for screening a bunch of stuff. Possibly open air cinema, but definitely big screen something.
I’m pushing to show Macho Taildrop and AWS Mindfield (just because I want to see them on big screen), and we’re running Jim Craven’s Land/Island/Hringur with Grey in the exhibit, but they want to do something to do with Tribes (which is one of the Film Festival’s long running themes). They want to show Skate Kitchen too (which I’ve not seen), but we got talking about the different tribes within skating, like the East Coast vibe, Cali schoolyard or Zero type deal skating rails etc, Blueprint for the UK style of skating older architecture as well as modern etc etc.
They wanted something to best show bowl riders and also ramp (I’m thinking of that Junkyard Jam or whatever it’s called that Naverette organises), something tech like a Primitive section, and then I’m drawing a blank!
Just trying to think of some good sections or videos that really showcase a certain type of skating, to try and explain to an outside how skateboarding is not just one thing.
Does that make sense? Let me know what you think. Really need suggestions more than anything. They’re happy for me to rip YouTube clips etc, or I have a lot of old VHS and DVD too, if it’s not on there.
I get to mention Cheese and Crackers again.
That’s fun, inventive and fun to watch.
None skaters might even appreciate the fun of it.
Richie Jackson and Dan Cates Death stuff for kind of tribal, same team anyway, inventive and different from the usually rigid skateboard format. Again, might interest the less skate savvy.
Hell, even Woodstock.
Add Jason Park and Killian Martin to your Todd Falcon red line.
For French style can I suggest the JB/Puig joint section from Clé? That stunning opening tracking shot from the dudes walking with the guitars and back to them after the front smith on the bench is worth discussing on its own.
Are you aiming at skaters or non-skaters who “get” it, or non-skaters who might need to be won over?
The travel documentary stuff seems to have petered off lately, I’ve always been a fan of any of Patrik Wallner’s stuff, like Meet the Stans. Lost in Ordos is ok too. Not by him, but same deal.
Some more concept-driven stuff which isn’t necessarily about tricks, like what ended up in TWS Skate and Create video contests years back might be of use. Intro to Fully Flared and Yeah Right would be up there too, along with the invisible boards section or the magic board section from Yeah Right, Rick Howard skating through the forest in Mouse, etc.
And documentaries, there’s loads. Look at Format Perspective, Death Bowl to Downtown, Qui Sera Le Maitre? and a few more along those lines.