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UNITED SKATES

Directed by: Tina Brown & Dyana Winkler

Runtime: 89 min

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Rated: Other

Language: English

Film Type: Documentary

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–one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talent.

For years, roller-skating rinks have been a constant for African-American communities across the U.S., serving as a meeting ground, a place to have fun and an incubator of iconic hip-hop talents like Queen Latifah and N.W.A.

From executive producer John Legend and first-time directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown, the documentary United Skates highlights the dynamic world of roller skating, showcasing African-American rinks and skaters across the country as they fight to keep the culture alive and skate their hearts out.

  • Doors open at 8 pm
  • Movies begin at dusk

 

Community partner, SLC Skate Babes, will lead a skate along at Liberty Park proceeding the film at 7pm.

 

Outdoor Film Series takes place on the east side of Liberty Park, just north of the Chase Home Museum near the middle of the park. The Summer Film Series logo on the map below highlights the screening location or click here to see it on Google Maps.

Liberty Park Map

 


Black, Bold & Brilliant is proudly presented by Utah Film Center with support from KRCL and the Salt Lake ACE Fund.

           

 

 

 


Utah Film Center’s Outdoor Summer Film Series is proudly presented with support by Salt Lake City Government.


 

 


This film is proudly presented with local support by SLC Skate Babes.

Awards

Baltimore International Black Film Festival 2018
Winner
Jury Prize Dyana Winkler (Director/Producer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)
Nominee
Jury Prize Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

BronzeLens Film Festival, Atlanta, US 2018
Winner
Festival Award Best Documentary
Dyana Winkler
Tina Brown
Nominee
Festival Award Best Documentary
Dyana Winkler
Tina Brown

Chicago International Film Festival 2018
Winner
Audience Choice Award Best Documentary Feature
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler
Nominee
Gold Hugo Best Documentary
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2018
Winner
Top Audience Pick Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)
Nominee
Best First Documentary Dyana Winkler (Director/Producer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

New Orleans Film Festival 2018
Winner
Audience Award Documentary Feature
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler
Winner
Documentary Award Best Documentary Feature
Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

Tribeca Film Festival 2018
Winner
Audience Award Documentary
Dyana Winkler
Tina Brown
Sweet Ninja Films
Nominee
Best Documentary Feature Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler

Twin Cities Film Fest, US 2018
Winner
Audience Award Documentary
Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)
Nominee
Festival Award Best Documentary
Dyana Winkler (Director/Producer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

Vancouver International Film Festival 2018
Winner
Best Documentary Feature Audience Award
Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)
Nominee
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary
Dyana Winkler (Director/Producer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

Honors:

AFI Docs Festival 2018
Nominee
Audience Award Feature Documentary
Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)
Closing Night Film

Denver International Film Festival 2018
Nominee
Maysles Brothers Award Best Documentary
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler

International Documentary Association 2018
Nominee
IDA Award Best Feature Documentary
Tina Brown (director/producer)
Dyana Winkler (director/producer)

Melbourne International Film Festival 2018
Nominee
People's Choice Award Best Documentary
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler
-Sixth Place

Urbanworld Film Festival 2018
Nominee
Documentary Prize Feature Length
Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

Friday, July 15 @ 8:00 PM

In Person |

Liberty Park

FREE

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