New skateboard documentary Hill Street, will receive its Dublin premiere, with the support of Red Bull, at the Light House cinema, Smithfield on May 23rd. Hill Street features the legendary Tony Hawk, the Godfather of Irish skateboarding Clive Rowen, Irish Pro Skater Keith Walsh and top photographer Rich Gilligan amongst a stellar skating cast.
The film looks at the evolution of skateboarding culture in Dublin since the late 1980s up to 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.
The incredible skaters and cast from the film will attend the premiere at the Light House cinema from 8.30pm for a pre-film drinks reception, to cheers from The Red Bull Wings Team. The film will be followed by a Q&A session hosted by journalist Una Mullally, with Producer Dave Leahy, Director JJ Rolfe and Clive Rowen.
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For more on Hill Street visit www.hillstreetdocumentary.com. The film will also be available to buy worldwide on DVD/VOD through the website, as well as via iTunes and Amazon from June 2nd.