Skateboarding News

‘Waiting For Lightning’ coming to cinemas in June

Danny Way’s incredible life adventure depicted so well by Jacob Rosenberg in the ‘Waiting For Lightning‘ documentary will be hitting UK cinemas from the 23rd of June.

This epic journey will be screened for a limited time in various cinema’s listed below, and should be watched on the big screen as opposed to trying to sit through a crap version of it on YouTube.

‘Waiting for Lightning’ covers Danny’s unique life story from birth to the broken ankle drop-in that graced the Great Wall of China and also has killer Hawaiian mega ramp footage.

If you want free Danny Way stuff, instagram a photo of you skating and tag #myWFL, you could be picked and sent some cool stuff. Look out for UK cinema screenings at:

23rd June:

PictureHouse Duke of Yorks Brighton
PictureHouse FACT Liverpool
PictureHouse Hackney London
PictureHouse Komedia Bath
PictureHouse Ritzy London
Showcase Teeside Newcastle
Showcase CDL Leicester
Showcase Nottingham

30th June:

Cineworld Birmingham
Cineworld Cheltenham
Cineworld Harlow
Cineworld Chesterfield
Cineworld Southampton
Cineworld Wakefield
Cineworld Newport

30th June/2nd July:

Apollo Piccadilly Circus
Vue Inverness
Vue Leeds
Vue Plymouth
Vue Preston
Vue Southport
Vue Swansea
Vue Bristol
Vue (Apollo) Stafford
Vue Omni Edinburgh
Vue Watford St Albans

Watch an interview with Danny from the UK premiere here:

Skateboarding News

The Devil’s Toy – 1966 skateboarding film

Thanks to the Tweaker blog we have managed to wake up to this little beauty today, a documentary on skateboarding shot back in 1966 aptly titled The Devils Toy. It was shot in Montreal, Canada by film maker Claude Jutra in a time where it was very much frowned upon to be rolling the streets on clay wheels, throwing rocks at the cops and generally having the best time ever. The cops hated skateboarders who rolled in trench coats and turtle neck tops and confiscated their decks only to be given back to kids at the local ice rink where skateboarding was allowed.

Doused in a sincere narrative to accompany classic black and white footage The Devil’s Toy may well have set the tone for skateboarding being a punk choice in life from the off and most certainly would have been the first ever Canadian skateboard video ever made. Watch it here and look out for some seriously funny B-movie sounding quotes such as: “Beware, the youth of the world is on the move and their aim is to take over!.”