Trust me, you’re going to hate yourself forever if you do not attend this. You can kill 2 birds with one stone if you make this event. Hell, you can kill 5 birds with one stone. But before I explain in depth what this is all about, let me explain to you where this takes place. A little history lesson here. First of all, Los Angeles is home to Tinseltown. Not that crappy silver stuff that gets all over the place and clogs the vacuum at CHRISTMAS TIME, but Hollywood, where a majority of films are produced. And throughout all the history of films, there is only one sole silent film theater left in LA. It’s the Silent Film Theater on Fairfax in Hollywood, renamed The Cinefamily.
The Cinefamily is one of the the bright spots in LA cinema because while every megaplex in town is screening blockbusters like Pirates Of The Caribbean and POOTIE TANG, The Cinefamily is screening those special gems like MAC & ME and POOTIE TANG.
Well this coming Sunday, Cinefamily will be screening one of the most influential films of all time (to skaters and HESSIANS). That’s right THRASHIN is coming back to the big screen for one night only. This is truly going to be a special night. And while out here, you might as well check out the skate shops on the same streets: Supreme, Diamond Supply, Huff, etc. etc. So come check it out!
Like so many other facets of underground teen street culture (video arcades, drag racing, hip-hop), skateboarding was destined to eventually become grist for the mainstream Hollywood mill — but no other film came close to showing off just how much amazing fun it could actually be than Thrashin’. In his first starring role, Josh Brolin plays an amateur shredder who, while dreaming of a championship title, joins a Venice crew and falls for the sister of a rival gang leader. This West Side Story on wheels is an incredible laidback time capsule of ‘80s SoCal skate culture, capturing parties, rock shows, competitive showdowns and the general all-around mayhem that has set the template for generations’ worth of future boarders. As well, the film features a non-stop parade of killer vintage footage of Tony Hawk, Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero in action! Schedules permitting, Thrashin’ writer/producer Alan Sacks, co-writer Paul Brown, production designer Catherine Hardwicke, editor Lorenzo Destefano — plus co-stars Robert Rusler (“Tommy Hook”), David Wagner (“Little Stevie”) and Chuck McCann (“Sam Flood”) — will all be here in person for a Q&A after the film. Stay tuned for more special guests TBA!!
Dir. David Winters, 1986, 35mm, 92 min.