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Hope businesses team up to present a night for skateboarders

Hope Cinema is airing the legendary documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys as part of the event
The award-winning skateboarding documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys airs Jan. 31 at the Hope Cinema, followed by a late night skate at HMI Skatepark.

Hope Cinema is teaming up with HMI Skatepark, presenting an evening that will appeal to skateboarders.

On Jan. 31, 2022 Hope Cinema will be screening Dogtown and Z-Boys, a 2001 documentary that focuses on the legendary Zephyr Competition Team (Z-Boys), a group of California-based skateboarders whose surf-inspired style made waves in the 1970s.

The film is narrated by Sean Penn and features vintage photos and video from the 70s. It’s directed by Stacy Peralta, who was an original member of the team.

Dogtown and Z-Boys won two awards at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and also won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary in 2001.

The documentary airs at 6 p.m. at Hope Cinema (376 Wallace Street) with a run time of 91 minutes.

Once it’s done, boarders can head over to HMI Skatepark (840 5th Avenue) for a ‘Late Night Skate’ that runs from 8 to 11 p.m.

The cost to see the documentary is $7. The cost for the skate is $10 (passholders exempt).

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