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United Skates (2018)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 30 November 2018 (USA)
America's roller rinks are bastions of regional African-American culture, music and dance.

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Dyana Winkler
9 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Salt-N-Pepa ... Themselves
Reggie Brown ... Self
Coolio ... Self
Vin Rock Vin Rock ... Self
Alonzo Williams ... Self
Queen Latifah ... Self (archive footage)
Maulud Allah Maulud Allah ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buddy Alexander Buddy Alexander ... Self
Maulah Allah Maulah Allah ... Self
Tim Easton Tim Easton ... Self
Shannon Grays Shannon Grays ... Self
Josh Batman Smith Josh Batman Smith ... Self
Darius Stroud Darius Stroud ... Self
Phelicia Wright Phelicia Wright ... Self
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When America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture--one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world's greatest musical talent.

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Documentary

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Some of the skaters featured in this documentary also participated as skate doubles and extras in the the motion picture "Roll Bounce". See more »

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Rolling rock
27 August 2018 | by abcvisionSee all my reviews

As chronicled in the book Bowling Alone of the changing trends of the white America´s tradition of bowling decline. This movie centers on the African American tie to a tradition skating. It is a component that weaves the community. Unfortunately there has been a sharp decline in the availability of skating arenas. They have closed due to economic down turn and shifting Main Street trends. The movie chronicles an overview of the skating community. I found it interesting and insightful of a world I was not aware of. I saw this as part of the 2018 Bronze Film Festival


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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United Skates See more »

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Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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