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‘Dog Town and Z-Boys’ engagingly gave SoCal’s skateboard culture its influential due…’Venice’ comes across as its scrappy…lovable, kid brother.
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Made in Venice

MADE IN VENICE takes you on a rippin’, shreddin’ ride with the skateboarders of Venice, from “raising hell” on the beach in their teens to turning pro in the 80s and putting “street skating” on the global map. But their biggest challenge of all wasn’t becoming skateboarding legends, it was about getting what they dreamed of, and really wanted... a skate park on Venice Beach for the community and the pro skaters of tomorrow.

Never-before-seen Super-8 and early video footage, along with rare black and white stills, take you “back to the day” - from innovative demos on the Boardwalk to skating the walls of the Pavilion - as the Venice skaters pushed the boundaries of street skating and put it on the global map.

Played at

NoHo 7, 8.31.16 - 8.31.16
Playhouse 7, 8.30.16 - 8.30.16
Monica Film Center, 8.25.16 - 9.01.16
Rated NR
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Web Site: http://madeinvenic...
Runtime: 78 min
Language: English

Director: Jonathan Penson
FEATURED REVIEW: Christina Campodonico, Argonaut
Every day for the past seven years, local skateboarding legend Jesse Martinez has spent his mornings at the Venice Skate Park. He isn’t there just to skate, though. Starting at 5:30 a.m., Martinez voluntarily spends three and a half hours cleaning up the park so that kids have ...