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Film: Skaterdater 1965

May 19, 2012

Skaterdater is a short film made in 1965 by Marshal Backlar and Noel Black. With almost zero dialog, the film tells the story of a crew of barefoot skaters from Torrance California and the epic turmoil that develops between them when one of their members trades in his sweet racing stripe jacket for a girlfriend.

Spoiler Alert: There’s a nasty old lady with rocks…and a rolling tongue-stick headstand, about 3:30 in.

The skaters in the film were members of the Imperial Skateboard Club and the soundtrack features Davie Allan and the Arrows.

Skaterdater was the winner of the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Short Subject category.

We gotta get Jon Brown one of those jackets…

Cheers,
– Shawn