VIRGIN BLACKTOP : A New York Skate Odyssey

Director: Charlie Samuels
Documentary Feature
Human interest, Diversity | USA | 83 min
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VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York skate odyssey” is an uplifting and sometimes heart-breaking coming-of-age story about a super funky crew of suburban New York City kids. When they met in 1977, they had nothing in common except a passion for skateboarding. Despite their vastly different ages, races and economic backgrounds and with their parents hands off approach, they formed a competitive, traveling team of spirited outsiders called the “Wizards”. Now, nearly 40 years later, they remain lifelong friends but their lives have followed very different paths, from boardrooms to jail cells. A film that is medicine for divisive times about boys skating across boundaries to become men.


Preceded by Short Film/s: Cone of Shame and Keeper and Bike Song
Preceded by Short Film/s: AKA

Friday, June 28, 2019 12:00 PM
VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York Skate Odyssey w/ Short Films (Kingsley #1)
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
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VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York Skate Odyssey w/ Short Films (Kingsley #1)

Friday, June 28, 2019 12:00 PM

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

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Saturday, June 29, 2019 3:00 PM
VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York skate odyssey w/Short Film (Kingsley #2)
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
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VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York skate odyssey w/Short Film (Kingsley #2)

Saturday, June 29, 2019 3:00 PM

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

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Director’s bio:

Award-winning director and photographer Charlie Samuels got his start shooting the burgeoning N.Y.C. skateboard scene for Thrasher. Assignments then came from Sports Illustrated, Elle, Time and Vogue. His photo of a skater was a first on the top front page of The New York Times, where he is a career “stringer”. Charlie’s images cover a Supreme clothing line, Burton snowboards and Vans shoes.