“Skate Dreams” World Premiere Photos
The world premiere of Skate Dreams—a feature-length documentary chronicling the rise of women’s skateboarding—took place Friday, March 11th in Austin, TX as part of the SXSW Film Festival. To celebrate the occasion, the producers of the film organized a meet and greet at No-Comply skateshop followed by a product giveaway at House Park skatepark. Fans young and old rolled out to score autographs, snap selfies and snag some freebies. —Michael Sieben
Photos by: Dylan Makar
Chansangva “Tin” Kouv, Alex White, Lisa Whitaker, Mimi Knoop, Jessie Van Roechoudt and Nora Vasconcellos about to hit the parking-lot party
The gang’s all here
There was already a hefty line for autographs
Nobody told Nora it was a black-jacket affair
Nora, Nicole Hause and Mimi get it crackin’
You’re supposed to sign the posters, not the table!
That’s more like it
Better get Lisa Whitaker to sign that Meow board, too
A message from Mimi
Nicole Hause on the poster, apparently
Nora, never too busy for a pic with the fans
Filmmaker Jessica Edwards and Alex White—recipient of the 2019 T-Eddy “Meme Queen” award
No, Stevie, WE take the photos here!
Free burgs courtesy of Bad Larry
DAMN… wish I came hungry
Free June Shine, too, for those searching out a fizzy buzz
Garrett Young and Daniel “Sage” Morales unloading the Weird Water and Tea…
… for those looking to stay high on life (or caffeine)
After the parking-lot festivities, it was time to head to House Park. The street course was all jammed up, so no demo action popped off
Nicole snuck in a tail drop on HP’s least-ridden obstacle, though
And the locals were shredding (as always). Heelflip
But most of the crowd was just hoping for some free goodies
Nora and Stevie Barile about to hype it up
Oh, you like shoes? Here’s some adidas, kid
Bronsons for you…
Bronsons for you…
Sheet of MOB grip for you…
What’s that? A Thrasher X No-Comply hoodie? That’s worth a set of Krux, for sure
After all the product was pillaged, it was on to the Alamo Drafthouse for the world premiere of Skate Dreams. Cast and crew assembled on top of some carpet from The Shining. Besides Death Match, this is the only official SXSW event I’ve ever attended
Stevie, Alex, Dylan Jones, Nora and Mimi eagerly waiting for the theater doors to open
Nicole’s parents even flew in for the event. A very different vibe from the homie vid at the bar to which I am accustomed
We found our seats and got a brief introduction from the director, Jessica Edwards. She explained her interest in the subject matter began when her daughter started skateboarding and they were both inspired by the growing scene of women skateboarders they discovered
Not gonna lie, I shed a few tears
A Q&A with the filmmaker and documentary subjects immediately followed the showing. Such an inspiring group of people and such a cool story to document
Shout out to Brujas and Skateistan for their support for the documentary and the events, and huge thanks to Erin Owens, Michaela Connell and Jessica Edwards for inviting us to attend the premiere—I thoroughly enjoyed the film. Once it finds a distribution home, I encourage all of you to grab a buddy, some popcorn and give it a view or two. And don’t forget your Kleenex!
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