Following on from its sold out Gala Screening in Dublin last week, Hill Street will open in the Screen Cinema in Dublin tomorrow, 30th May ahead of the bank holiday weekend. The film, which has been screening in the Light House Cinema for the last week will also continue its run there.
Hill Street looks at the evolution of skateboarding culture in Dublin since the late 1980s up until today. The initial driving force behind the scene was a proprietor of a unique skate shop in North Dublin inner city – ‘Clive’s of Hill Street’. From here, Clive Rowen single-handedly progressed the skate scene through the building of primitive ramps at the shop before graduating to a temporary skate park in the Top Hat Ballroom in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin. Clive later managed to convince the Powell Peralta ‘Bones Brigade’ Team, including the legendary Tony Hawk, to visit the skate park for a now historic demo. The film comprises interviews with key players in both the Irish and global skate community and features rare, never-seen-before footage.
Hill Street was produced by Warrior Films with support from the Irish Film Board. It will be available to buy worldwide on DVD/VOD through the website, as well as via iTunes and Amazon next week.