George Gage's Cult Classic 'Skateboard' Is Coming to BAMcinématek
Photo courtesy of BAMcinématek/Photofest.
For this week's Mahal, I talked to director George Gage about his film Skateboard. Released in 1978 and starring Tony Alva and Alfred Hitchcock's daughter, the film tells the tale of a semi-bald loser who decides to manage a team of skateboarding teens to cover some unsettled debts with his bookie. Skateboard is the opening film for BAMcinématek's Skateboarding Is Not a Crime, a tribute to the best movies about skateboarding, which will be screening everything from Larry Clark's Kids to Spike Jonze's Yeah Right! I called George to talk about skateboard culture and whether or not Tony Alva busted his balls.