NYC Skate Movie Premiere

The highly anticipated New York Movie Deathbowl To Downtown premiered on Thursday 8th May, to a packed house at the Tribeca Performing Arts Centre in Manhattan. Many skaters from past and present who were either from NYC, skated NYC, or just loved NYC turned out to show support and tame their curiosity on what the film is actually about. Throughout the screening, there were many hoots and hollers, and plenty of the usual tough NYC local attitude. After the screening, a party was held at The Tunnel nightclub, which back in the early nineties was a hotspot for skaters (you may remember it from the scene in Kids). It was again complete with a nice mini-ramp and a heavy session going down ’til the wee hours. The following night saw the etnies Showroom in Soho converted to a mini museum and photo gallery. With over 30 photographers who shot in NYC over the years contributing prints, photos and artifacts were hung and shown as kind of timeline of the different characters unique to the NY scene. Saturday night saw yet another party/jam session at the KCDC mini ramp, so it was a busy couple of days! Overall, the film got a great response, and the photo show was not to be missed. Look for a late summer release date. For more information go to nysk8movie.com—Mike O’Meally

Photos by Brian Kelley

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