A Z-Boy falls, A Documentary Remembers

Back in the 70s skateboarding was the cool kid thing to do. I, myself, was hopeless at it.

But a group of kids from Los Angeles – and more specifically, the DogTown area of LA – were the infamous group. They were the Z-Boys.

In 2001 a documentary, directed by a former Z-Boy and narrated by Sean Penn, swept Sundance, winning the Audience and Best Directing awards.

Sadly, a few days ago, one of the original Z-Boys, Jay Adams, passed away.

Luckily for us, the remarkable documentary that hilights these kids is available on YouTube. If you are into documentary I recommend checking it out. (Sadly it’s not in HD).

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Phil Smy

I am currently a student in the Raindance Film Degree Masters program. This site comes from the research I am doing as I learn more about film production and distribution.

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