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“Made In Venice” Film to be Released

Made In Venice, a documentary, directed and produced by Jonathan Penson, featuring the inside story of the skateboarders of Venice, California, and their struggle to make the dream of a skatepark come true, will be released nationwide on August 25, 2016, via Abramorama.

The feature-length documentary carries the viewer through the history of Venice to present day, as it tells the story of the decades it took a relentless crew of skateboarders, surfers and civic activists to convince the City of Los Angeles to build a skatepark in the area that gave birth to modern skateboarding.

Made In Venice is not just a skate movie. It’s a tale of audacity, guts and hope filled with counterculture characters that overcame all obstacles to claim victory for the masses. Anyone that has fought for what they want can identify with this film. This is the story of visionaries that refused to give up the goal to build concrete terrain for future generations.

The film captures the firsthand stories and recollections of 40-plus years of skateboarding in Venice that started with the Z-Boys, and continued with its legendary street skaters and the iconic Venice Skatepark. Never-before-seen Super-8 and early video footage, along with rare black and white stills, take you back to innovative demos on the Boardwalk and skating the walls of the Pavilion, as the Venice skaters pushed the boundaries of street skating and put it on the global map.

Screening Dates and Locations
August 25 – September 1, 2016 – Laemmle Monica – Santa Monica, CA
August 30, 2016 – Laemmle Playhouse 7 – Pasadena, CA
August 31, 2016 – Laemmle NoHo 7 – North Hollywood, CA
August 31, 2016 – Megaplex Gateway Theatre – Salt Lake City, UT
September 1, 2016 – NorthWest Film Forum – Seattle, WA
September 5, 2016 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, OH
September 7, 2016 – SIE Film Center – Denver, CO
September 11, 2016 – Hollywood Theatre – Portland, OR

BS with TG: Natas Kaupas Part 2

YouTube Preview ImageTommy Guerrero is back with the second part of his meet up with Natas Kaupas where the two street skating pioneers discuss when and how they first met, graphic design work, injuries, the progressive changes in street skating and much more. Pull up a seat and dig in.

UXA Toxic Games Now Available

UXA CatalogUXA and Peter Huynh continue to work together as the next UxaLab’s Olympic Pack gets unveiled just as the Rio Olympics begins. While in the past the partnership has resulted in collections dominated by Avant Gard paired with Anti-Conformism, the latest effort results in Skateboarding’s induction to the 2020 Olympics. Particularly, the UXA Skate-Man KickFlip Icon accurately capture the motion of Skateboarding while the Toxic Games is Peter Huynh’s graphical commentary on keeping skateboarding 100%.

Tying in with the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the Toxic Games and Team UXA tees, draw direct inspiration from the street sport and skateboarding’s underground cultural roots.

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Volcom Presents: CJ Collins – Teenrage

YouTube Preview ImageIn celebration of CJ Collins’ 13th birthday, his father Chad decided to put out a 13 minute video part of footage that has been compiled over the years. Happy 13th Birthday CJ!

Skateboarding’s Olympics: Neal Hendrix Interview

Neal Hendrix OlympicsHas the “Skateboarding in the Olympics” news gotten you all worked up? Well, rest assured the core of skateboarding will remain and long as you continue to jump fences, evade security guards, skate renegade spots and hang tight with those that continue to do so. The Good Problem’s Kevin Wilkins has garnered an insightful interview with Neal Hendrix that brings to light the work and relations between the IOC and Skateboarding’s recent addition to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. We tend to agree that it’s better us (skateboarders) than them (inline skaters) to represent skateboarding on the global stage every four years on this delicate matter. No matter what, skateboarding is you and your friends doing it day in and day out.

CPH Open 2016 Nears

YouTube Preview ImageIshod Wair recently visited Copenhagen with several locals to warm up the streets and canals for next week’s CPH Open.

A unique contest format has been set for 2016’s CHP Open, where the event will be moving from spot to spot on land and by sea. The CPH Open is everything the other competitions are not. It’s been dubbed as “The Champagne of Skateboarding.” The action begins soon!