This week we are kicking off the Skate Agora cinema sessions with The Search for Animal Chin, a 1987 skateboarding film directed by Stacey Peralta, featuring the Bones Brigade (Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero) traveling around California, Nevada, and Hawaii to different skate spots in search of a wisened old man, Won Ton “Animal” Chin.
Continuing on Friday with Gleaming the Cube, (also known as A Brother’s Justice and Skate or Die). An American film from 1989. Featuring Christian Slater, Mike McGill, Mark Rogowski, Rodney Mullen, Rich Dunlop, Eric Dressen, Lance Mountain, Mike Vallely, Chris Black, Ted Ehr, Natas Kaupas, Chris Borst, and Steve Saiz. Tony Hawk and Tommy Guerrero, then members of the Bones Brigade also appear in the film as members of Chris’s skate crew.
Did you know that the title of this film refers to the cryptic question “Have you ever gleemed [sic] inside a cube?” that Garry Scott Davis (GSD) asked Neil Blender in an interview in the December 1983 issue of Thrasher magazine? In the film, Christian Slater’s character defines “gleaming the cube” as “pushing your limits to the edge.”
See you on Thursday!!