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FRIDAY 17.08.2017

MQ’s Haupthof

9:00 p.m.



9:30 p.m.
SKATE KITCHEN, USA 2018, 106min, fiction feature, director: Crystal Moselle
With Rachelle Vinberg, Jaden Smith, Jules Lorenzo, Brenn Lorenzo, Nina Moran, Kabrina Adams, Ardelia Lovelace and Ajani Russell Camille lives on Long Island. A lonely teenager, she hangs out at a small skate park until, against the wishes of her single mother, she joins Skate Kitchen and cruises the concrete jungle of New York City with this eccentric girl gang from Manhattan. Camille makes new friends and finds out that growing up can also mean new freedom. Crystal Moselle’s touching debut fiction feature is based on the Instagram feed of the real-life Skate Kitchen. In light-drenched images and constant movement she effortlessly portrays the fluid self-determination of the protagonists and their freedom, their solidarity and the meaning of friendship in a coming-of-age film.

Screenwriters: Crystal Moselle, Aslihan Unaldi, Jennifer Silverman
Camera: Shabier Kirchner
Sound: Coll Anderson, M.P.S.E.
Music: Aska Matsumiya
Editor: Nico Leunen
Producers: Rodrigo Teixeira, Julia Nottingham, Matthew Perniciaro, Lizzie Nastro, Izabella Tzenkova, Michael Sherman
Production: Bow and Arrow Entertainment

The filmmaker Crystal Moselle The filmmaker Crystal Moselle has been realizing projects for publications such as “Vice” and “The New York Times” for over ten years and has worked with a range of artists, including Pharrell Williams and Shepard Fairey for the series “Something Big, Something Small.” Her documentary series “A Dream of Water” (2016) for “National Geographic” focuses on women dealing with water shortages in Haiti, Peru and Kenya. Her award-winning documentary “The Wolfpack” (2015) tells the story of six brothers whose only knowledge of the world outside their Manhattan apartment comes from films. SKATE KITCHEN is her first fiction feature.

In cooperation with DISKOLLEKTIV, with an audience discussion.
By and with DISKOLLEKTIV, which was founded by Andrey Arnold, Valerie Dirk, Iris Fraueneder, Martin Thomson and Ulrike Wirth in November 2015 to promote innovative event organization and discussion culture relating to cinema and audiovisual media

Its TROUBLE FEATURES presents films that rarely get in each other’s way at the same time and in the same place. Programmed as a surprise screening it will transform the screen into a battleground for conflicts and contradictions of all kind and invite the audience to participate in an unexpected cinematic experience. After appearances at Crossing Europe, the Diagonale and /slash a surprise short film will be paired with SKATE KITCHEN in the luscious HOLIDAY SPECIAL