This is probably my favourite documentary.
Having misspent a large portion of my youth skateboarding, I guess I have more of a soft-spot for this film than most. Being able to watch the people responsible for inventing modern skateboarding both as kids and adults is a real gift.
Craig Stecyk's archive video and photos really make this documentary. His entire take on the world and skateboarder culture makes for a beautiful and meloncholic look back at the birth of vertical skateboarding. His artistic and editorial vision is very apparent throughout this great film. It's only improved by the excellent directing and skate-film making experience of Stacy Peralta (who is one of the original Z-Boys — thus bringing another personal perspective into the film.)
This is a film I can litterally watch over and over and not tire of it. A superb film which tells a story that can entertain both skaters and non-skaters alike.