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This Ain't California

Friday 28th March, 2014

Ideal Skate Ramp | 18:30

This engaging doc sheds light on the little-documented skateboard scene that emerged in East Germany during the 1980s, using the tale of pack leader Denis "Panik" Paraceck as its central thread.

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This skilful sheds light on the little-documented skateboard scene that emerged in East Germany during the 1980s, using the tale of pack leader Denis "Panik" Paraceck as its central thread. Unfortunately, it turned out that the scene was so little documented that a lot of the gorgeous super 8 and 16mm archive footage gathered here was actually staged by actors. Nonetheless, not all of this film is completely made up; viewers can have fun separating out fiction from fact, and all controversy aside, the actual skating is pure magic.

This one-off screening is presented in association with Ideal at their Custard Factory skate-ramp.

Dir. Martin Persiel / Germany 2012 / 100 min

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