In the middle of nowhere lived an unexpected piece of skateboarding and punk music history. "The Crest"..a skateboarding mecca of the 80's, a veritable metal monolith, tucked away on a ...
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In the middle of nowhere lived an unexpected piece of skateboarding and punk music history. "The Crest"..a skateboarding mecca of the 80's, a veritable metal monolith, tucked away on a country club in the suburbs of the nation's Capital. It was a place of pure unadulterated expressionist freedom where cutting edge skateboarding and punk rock music collided and made history. Professional skaters and legendary bands, 11 gauge steel and, of course, blood. "Blood and Steel: Cedar Crest Country Club" is the story of a one of a kind skateboarding playground that attracted skaters and bands from all over to come experience what became known simply as, "The Crest".
Sometimes you need a roll down memory lane to create perspective, and this documentary does just that. Don't go into this thinking you're watching just another skate or music doc made from lost VHS archives (although that's part of it) - There's a lot of those but this one stands out and resonates as it checks off all the boxes while stitching together an ostensibly disparate narrative, placing the viewer in the middle of all the chaos the title states. Don't sleep on this one, get your pads on and drop in.
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