Bechdel Sound Test presents: Skate Kitchen + Q&A
The film is being shown as part of The Bechdel Sound Test for International Womens Day, a collective based in South East London dedicated to celebrating women in music and in wider culture.
Bechdel Sound Test
After the screening we'll be joined for a Q&A by Sam Bruce from the Nike Girls Night Skateboarding events, and members from Nefarious, a London based girl's skate crew: NefariousSkate.com
In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, falls out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skater boy (Smith) – but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip. Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them to give the film authenticity. Skate Kitchen precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.