United Skates

Winner
Audience Award ~ Documentary
Tribeca Film Festival
This kaleidoscopically vibrant, essential-viewing survey plunges audiences into a dazzling underground scene.

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United Skates

When America's last roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battles in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture, one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world's greatest musical talent.
Genre
Documentary, African-American Experience
Runtime
89
Language
English
Director
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler
Cast
Reggie Brown
Awards:
Winner, Audience Award ~ Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

A window onto a vibrant American subculture that is currently endangered (as so many other things are) by real-estate profiteers, Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown's 'United Skates introduces African Americans who for generations have found a refuge from the world in the roller rink. The subject's ...

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