Here’s the full length of Jeff Kutter’s Boys of Summer flick. It’s got 80s music, guns, boobs and obviously skating. The roster of skaters is so vast (Dill, Jason Jessee, Dressen, Spanky, Ellington, Koston…you get the picture) that at least a few of your favorites are in there making this the whole package.
You can stream the video above or download it for free on the Boys of Summer website.
This Friday (September 25th 2015) Bill Daniel, a Texas based photographer, and Serfej Vutuc, a Balkan born artist, will be exhibiting their works at Westside Skates. This event is also the book release for Clevelander Damien Burden’s book CYST.
Things kick off at 9:00pm and Westside Skates is located at 14047 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107.
This Ain’t California is a documentary from director Marten Persiel that chronicles the birth of contemporary skateboarding in ’80s East Germany. Back then Germany was divided by the Berlin Wall and in East Germany all Western influences (movies, music, magazine, etc) were banned. Since these kids couldn’t buy boards they hand crafted their own as well as crafting their own style of skating.
At first the State saw skateboarding as a Western sport that they didn’t want or need. After skateboarding gained popularity East German officials tried to control skating by creating clubs with training schedules and uniforms.
The skateboarders rejected the official’s clubs because they knew it was just another way to gain intelligence from the citizens of East Germany.
After the Wall fell on November 9th, 1989 the East Germans had to adapt to all of the new ideas that they had been sheltered from. One of the film’s producers Ronald Vietz said , as a skateboarder, he was ready for it.
Found this over at the Thrasher Magazine site awhile ago and never shared it. These prints were for sale through Fecal Face for a bit but the old link leads to a dead end so I’m guessing these are not available anymore.
Either way it’s a rad print and if you can get your hands on one hold on to it.