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Gimme Some Truth: Bell Media Hot Docs Showcase: United Skates

Sun, Nov 4 / 5 pm
Directed by Dyana Winkler & Tina Brown
2018, USA, 89 min

Skype conversation with directors Dyana Winkler & Tina Brown after the film.

When America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture. With an average of three rinks closing a month, United Skates takes a deep dive into the vibrant and celebratory world of African American roller skating through the eyes of three central characters, each fighting to preserve a tradition that reaches deep into their family history. This film documents a small but monumental piece of American culture at risk of disappearing entirely.

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BELL MEDIA HOT DOCS SHOWCASE AND BLACK SPACE WINNIPEG.

    

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kaleidoscopically vibrant, essential-viewing
– Peter Debruge, Variety
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