Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

This documentary focuses on California’s Z-Boys, who revolutionized skateboarding in the 1970s when they infused surfing techniques into the sport. Sub-titled “The Birth of Extreme”, this documetary takes a look at the transformation of skateboarding from its former image as a land-bound pastime for surfers to its status today as an extreme and acrobatic sport in its own right. Starting from the California surf community of Dogtown, the film follows the evolution of modern skateboarding through it’s 70’s heyday, its decline during the 80’s, and its eventual (and highly lucrative) return in the 90’s.

Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
91 min|Documentary, Sport|10 May 2002
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Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.