Thursday, September 5th, 3:30pm

Bones Brigade: A film by Stacy Peralta

In the 1980s, a gang of disenfranchised, but weirdly talented kids rejected mainstream American culture such as baseball, football and the traditional sports to follow a loser activity and redefined "winning" in the process.

Mentored by Stacy Peralta, a former world champion skateboarder, the "Bones Brigade" began in 1979 as commercial skateboarding was on the verge of dying off. But Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Tommy Guerrero and Stevie Caballero had nowhere else to go. The anti-establishment world of skateboarding was the first comfortable environment many of them had ever known. Focusing their controlled desperation into a disrespected art form allowed them to overcome abusive homes, pulverizing lack of confidence, abandonment issues and social isolation. Presented in cooperation with Sundance Institute's Film Forward program.

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David Domkoski
Main Library
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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