Deathbowl to Downtown Regional Screening Tour

Deathbowl to Downtown Launches Regional Tour on September 8 and DVD
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Los Angeles, (August 29, 2008) – Following the widely acclaimed May
screening of Deathbowl to Downtown in Manhattan, filmmakers Coan
"Buddy" Nichols and Rick Charnoski are set to take the movie on the
road.  With minor adjustments in place, Buddy and Rick will show the
film on a regional tour that begins September 8 in their adopted home
of Los Angeles, with showings in Chicago, Minneapolis, Austin, San
Francisco and Portland.

Deathbowl to Downtown chronicles four decades of life in New York
City and showcases the emergence and influence of the urban
skateboarding scene as it evolved in the gritty streets of the five
boroughs.  With narration by Chloë Sevigny and musical tracks
provided by the Beastie Boys, Drunk Injuns, Minor Threat, Eric B. &
Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan and the Talking Heads, among others, Deathbowl
to Downtown
is the first feature length film to show the rise of
skateboarding from a New Yorker's perspective.

Scripted by Jocko Weyland (author of The Answer is Never: A
Skateboarder's History of the World
), Deathbowl to Downtown traces
the untold and historically rich story of how skateboarding evolved
in New York City, beginning in the mid 1970's with a group of skaters
known as the Zoo York Crew and then developed into its present day
form.  Deathbowl to Downtown shows how New York skaters made due
with the harsh realities of the city's urban landscape and
unintentionally helped shape the face of modern skateboarding.

In addition to candid interviews with dozens of prominent and
influential skaters, Deathbowl to Downtown also features architects
and scholars, who shed light on how the city's urban planning
unknowingly led to the development of terrain that was quickly
adapted by skateboarders looking for their own version of the
California dream.

"When we first showed the film in New York, the reception we received
was overwhelming.  The cultural aspects of skateboarding we explore
in the film make it something that you don't have to be a skater to
enjoy," noted Buddy Nichols, co-director of the film.  "We've made
some minor tweaks and can't wait to take it on the road to show it
and skate in other cities."

Screening Dates and Locations are as follows:

9/8 – Los Angeles: Director's Guild of America
923 – Chicago: The Vic Theater
9/24 – Minneapolis: Oak Street Theater
9/27 – Austin: Alamo Drafthouse
9/29 – San Francisco: The Castro
10/1 – Portland: Cinema 21

More details on times and the skate shops Buddy and Rick will be
hitting up can be found on