Call me crazy, but personally I think the best skate video of all time is Yeah Right! And by the good graces of some awesome person out there, the whole thing's on YouTube. But who knows, maybe a selection from the UnderSkatement Film Festival might just match up to the ill technique of the Girl/Chocolate fam. The festival kicks off on the first of the month at the Victoria Theatre. I dunno though, it'll be really hard to beat Spike Jonze direction on top of an Owen Wilson cameo. The ender-ender:
UnderSkatement Film Festival, founded in 2001, will be returning with its
first new installment of films in three years. 2007 will mark the fourth
collection of short films made by skateboarders from around the world.
Since its inception, Underskatement has been instrumental in helping to
bridge the gap between skateboard videos and "legitimate" film. And after
years of pseudo-obscurity, the rest of the world has once again caught
onto what skateboarders have been doing all along: creating cutting edge
art and culture, which will continue to expand ideas of what has hereto
for been though possible.
Based in San Francisco, the festival has traveled throughout North
America, Europe, and Australia showcasing the best short work in genres
ranging from documentary to comedy, horror to animation, and political to
For the 2007-2008 season, Underskatement will branch out to include
screenings in South America and Asia as well. Screenings will begin in
the U.S. and Canada in the fall of 2007 and continue internationally
throughout the spring of 2008.