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Fresh Prince's son, skater girls star in film being screened Jan. 9 by indie cinema co-op

'Skate Kitchen,' by director Crystal Moselle, is part of #WomenInFilmWednesday series

A 2018 film about skateboarding is being screened by Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op Jan. 9.

“Skate Kitchen” features an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, who meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. 

She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith, the son of Will Smith, better known as the Fresh Prince), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip

Writer/director Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film's authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. 

“Skate Kitchen” precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery, said the film's description.

The film screening, part of Sudbury Indie Cinema's #WomenInFilmWednesday, which showcases the recent work of female directors, gets underway starting at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the McEwen School of Architecture. 

Advance tickets cost $12 each, and are available for purchase through Event Brite.