Thrashin' (25th Anniversary cast/crew reunion screening!)

Co-presented by Levi’s Film Workshop, in conjunction with MOCA’s “Art In The Streets” exhibit

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, and co-stars David Wagner (“Little Stevie”) and Christian Hosoi (of “The Daggers”) will all be here in person for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. David Winters, 1986, 35mm, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “Thrashin’ “!
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