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Alta Outdoor Screening: United Skates

Directed by: Tina Brown & Dyana Winkler

Runtime: 89 min

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Rated: Other

Language: English

Film Type: Documentary

When America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture–one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talent.

For years, roller-skating rinks have been a constant for African-American communities across the U.S., serving as a meeting ground, a place to have fun and an incubator of iconic hip-hop talents like Queen Latifah and N.W.A.

From executive producer John Legend and first-time directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown, the documentary United Skates highlights the dynamic world of roller skating, showcasing African-American rinks and skaters across the country as they fight to keep the culture alive and skate their hearts out.

 


 

7:30 pm Gates | 8:30 pm Movie Begins
$5 per person. Ticket sales and donations support Utah Film Center & Alta Community Enrichment.

Wildcat Parking Lot at Alta Ski Area

10010 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Alta, UT 84092

In collaboration with Utah Film Center, Alta Community Enrichment is ecstatic to host two days of films under the stars in the mountains of Alta. This year’s films will be United Skates and Big Wave Guardians.

Event notes

  • Each attendee needs a ticket
  • Please note, this year attendees will be viewing via low back lawn chairs, not from your car. You must bring your own LOW chairs and they must be 31.5” height or less. 
  • If two separate households would like to be near each other we recommend arriving at the same time.
  • No dogs, unless tagged by the Town of Alta or a ADA service dog.
  • Prepare for chilly mountain evenings, bring blankets and layers.
  • If you have questions regarding accessibility to our events, please contact Sara Gibbs <director@altaarts.org>, Alta Community Enrichment’s Executive Director.
  • This event could not have happened without the support of the US Forest Service, Alta Ski Area, Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge, Alta Chamber & Visitors Bureau, and Utah Film Center.

Food

  • Picnic dinners are allowed. NO GRILLS.
  • Food and beverages can be purchased at the Goldminer’s Daughter Patio. They will take food orders until 8:15 pm. The movie begins at 8:30 pm.

Bathrooms

  • Bathrooms are located at the Goldminer’s Daughter through the far east patio door.

 

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Awards

Baltimore International Black Film Festival 2018
Winner
Jury Prize Dyana Winkler (Director/Producer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)
Nominee
Jury Prize Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

BronzeLens Film Festival, Atlanta, US 2018
Winner
Festival Award Best Documentary
Dyana Winkler
Tina Brown
Nominee
Festival Award Best Documentary
Dyana Winkler
Tina Brown

Chicago International Film Festival 2018
Winner
Audience Choice Award Best Documentary Feature
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler
Nominee
Gold Hugo Best Documentary
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2018
Winner
Top Audience Pick Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)
Nominee
Best First Documentary Dyana Winkler (Director/Producer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

New Orleans Film Festival 2018
Winner
Audience Award Documentary Feature
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler
Winner
Documentary Award Best Documentary Feature
Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

Tribeca Film Festival 2018
Winner
Audience Award Documentary
Dyana Winkler
Tina Brown
Sweet Ninja Films
Nominee
Best Documentary Feature Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler

Twin Cities Film Fest, US 2018
Winner
Audience Award Documentary
Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)
Nominee
Festival Award Best Documentary
Dyana Winkler (Director/Producer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

Vancouver International Film Festival 2018
Winner
Best Documentary Feature Audience Award
Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)
Nominee
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary
Dyana Winkler (Director/Producer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

Honors:

AFI Docs Festival 2018
Nominee
Audience Award Feature Documentary
Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)
Closing Night Film

Denver International Film Festival 2018
Nominee
Maysles Brothers Award Best Documentary
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler

International Documentary Association 2018
Nominee
IDA Award Best Feature Documentary
Tina Brown (director/producer)
Dyana Winkler (director/producer)

Melbourne International Film Festival 2018
Nominee
People's Choice Award Best Documentary
Tina Brown
Dyana Winkler
-Sixth Place

Urbanworld Film Festival 2018
Nominee
Documentary Prize Feature Length
Dyana Winkler (Director/Prodcuer)
Tina Brown (Director/Producer)

Thursday, August 4 @ 8:30 PM

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Wildcat Parking Lot at Alta Ski Area