Friday, August 7, 2009

Stoked @ the ICA-Boston

There's a cool documentary coming to the ICA in Boston this weekend. Take a look at what they have to say about Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator.

Helen Stickler's brilliantly constructed documentary charts the rise of skateboarding culture in the 1980s, using the life of the era's most celebrated skater, Mark "Gator" Rogowski, as a focal point. Stickler assembled a superstar cast including Peralta, Tony Hawk, and Jason Jesse to tell Gator’s story. A mix of jaw-dropping skateboarding footage, '80s nostalgia, music, and interviews re-creates the era with great energy and feeling, while presenting an intimate character study of fame gone sour.

If you're there, also check out the retrospective on Shepard Fairey. It's in its last couple weeks there at the museum.


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