Bones Brigade: An Autobiography premiere’s in London

Bones brigade autobiography london

London’s Prince Charles cinema was awash with rad dad’s, old rippers and many other skaters who had crawled out of the 80’s skateboard woodwork last night to wallow in nostalgia from Stacy Peralta’s autobiography on the life and times of the infamous Bones Brigade. The cinema was a packed house, made up of skateboarders who’d traveled from all over the country. Even Krooked’s head chef, Mark Gonzales took a seat at this London premiere, treating those around him to his own running commentary as the film featured the rising fame of Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Tommy Guerrero and Lance Mountain.

The Bones Brigade individually spill the beans on the ups and downs of the fame, fortune and fatigue from a golden era that projected them to the very forefront of world skateboarding, before a split in the group and the uprising of street skating forced them go their seperate ways.

For us, the highlights came from Lance Mountain, whose background, words and overall presence is to be admired. Fred Durst’s contributions were thankfully masked by a vociferous response from the audience, who heckled his every word. Stacy Peralta’s acting skills were also noted by many, but, unfortunately, the team’s mentor will probably never receive an Oscar for this performance. His pained, self-agrandising delivery only highlighted the fact that the Bones Brigade were the actual heroes from back in the day; and they all came out of this emotional rollercoaster with their heads held high.

That aside, Peralta’s job of stitching this story together is to be commended, and overall, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography has delivered an essential piece of the Californian skateboard jigsaw, documenting the incredible history and success of the 80’s scene. It’s a must-see flick. Look out for the DVD that will drop into skateboard shops later this month.

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Bones Brigade: An Autobiography London screening info

Those who are London based or nearby and itching to see the much anticipated Bones Brigade: An Autobiography movie will be happy to know that tickets have now gone on sale for a screening at the Prince Charles Cinema in W1 on November 2nd. Tickets are £11.50 for either the 6.45pm or 11pm showings and will go very fast. Get them now if you can’t wait for the DVD to be released.

Grab yourself a free download of Animal Chin and a load of other stuff that’s on sale alongside the ticket link (scroll down) here.

Bones brigade autobiography london

Rodney Mullen speaks on how context shapes content

rodney_mullen_skateboarderLegendary street skater Rodney Mullen gave a speech at the University of Southern California recently and shares a plethora of information regarding his strategy on how the mind allows you to conquer all tricks and beyond.

Get inspired by one of skateboarding’s most intrigueing characters right here today.

Rodney Mullen documentary on how decks are made

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Bones Brigade An Autobiography film to premiere

The magic box of skateboard history will be opened once again this month as Stacy Peralta’s new documentary on The Bones Brigade is set to premiere at the Sundance Festival on the 21st January in the US.

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography features archival footage and moving first-person accounts from Brigade members Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, and Rodney Mullen, among many others.

The film documents the phenomenal scene that the team inspired at the time with their amazing skateboarding and goofy characters. Whether you are young or older, this will be a documentary that is a must see if you are a skateboarder. Tony Hawk talked to us briefly about the film in this recent video interview that you can view below, look out for the inevitable European screening announcements soon.

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The Globe team visited Europe this July and cruised through the cities of Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin and Oslo. Watch footage of Rodney Mullen, David Gonzalez, Chris Haslam, Mark Appleyard, Ryan Decenzo, Luan Oliveira, and Louie Lopez on this Journey to Valhalla.