comScore

Skate Kitchen

Drama

R for drug use and language throughout, strong sexual content, and some nudity - all involving teens

8/10/2018
Released
Jaden Smith, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Taylor Gray, Darlene Violette, Rachelle Vinberg
Starring
Crystal Moselle, Aslihan Unaldi, and Jen Silverman
Director
100 min
Length
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, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip. Writer/director Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film's authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. 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.