Wassup Rockers

(USA, 2005, 111 minutes)

A day out skating in Beverly Hills turns into an unexpected ordeal for a group of Latino skateboarders from South Central Los Angeles. Basically an updated “problem picture” on subcultures and racial inequalities in modern-day L.A., with a strong documentary flavour and a cast of (not very talented) non-professionals essentially playing themselves; it only really picks up in its strong second half.

Henry Winterstern presents a Glass Key/Dual Films production. Introducing Jonathan Velásquez, Francisco Pedrasa, Milton Velásquez, Usvaldo Panameno, Eddie Velásquez, Luis Rojas Salgado, Carlos Ramirez. Directed and written by Larry Clark, from a story by Clark and Matthew Frost; produced by Larry Clark, Kevin Turen and Henry Winterstern; music by Harry Cody; director of photography, Steve Gainer; production designer, John de Meo; costume designer, Maryam Malakpour; film editor, Alex Blatt.


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