SON OF ANIMAL STYLE

Asian American Panorama / 85 mins

Animal Style

Description

When I edited Giant Robot from 1994-2010, most readers probably didn’t understand why an Asian pop culture magazine would feature so much skateboarding. The reason was that skating has informed and influenced pretty much everything in my world: the music I listen to, the art I like, the clothes I wear, and the places I go. Cinema, too. ANIMAL STYLE features new, excellent work by independent American filmmakers (who happen to be my friends) who brilliantly convey not only the rush of rolling on four wheels but also how the energy and creativity spill over into so many other facets of life. – Martin Wong

In This Program


  1. The Brotherhood: Chicago

    THE BROTHERHOOD: CHICAGO

    USA / 2012 / Short / 35 mins
    Featuring previously-unseen skate footage and interviews, this documentary traces the fates of three first-wave skaters from the Second City.

  2. Perfect Time

    PERFECT TIME

    USA / 2012 / Short / 3 mins
    Four grown men skating on candy-colored plastic boards through various Downtown L.A. obstacles, landmarks, and locales in search of pizza.

  3. Sampler

    SAMPLER

    USA / 2012 / Short / 11 mins
    A fat and totally biased slice of Hawaii's skateboarding scene and spots, from Makiki Skatepark to Diamond Head's vacant Cannon Club.

  4. Traveling Sounds

    TRAVELING SOUNDS

    USA / 2011 / Short / 17 mins
    Pro skater and musician Ray Barbee travels to the surf town of Ventura, CA, to meet Thump Drums maker Andrew “Jenkins” Jones and Xoco Moraza from Rey Fresco.

  5. Wide Angle Sounds

    WIDE ANGLE SOUNDS: MARIO RUBALCABA

    USA / 2011 / Short / 5 mins
    The Traveling Sounds team creates a video portrait of ex-professional skater and drummer Mario Rubalcaba.

  6. Willy Santos vs. Jo Koy

    WILLY SANTOS VS. JO KOY

    USA / 2012 / Short / 5 mins
    In this surprising collaboration between beloved OG skater Willy Santos and proudly Pinoy stand-up comedian Jo Koy.

  7. The Working Man

    THE WORKING MAN

    USA / 2011 / Short / 9 mins
    In this noir-inspired B&W short, a young rogue has been recruited as a double agent for Madam L.

Dates & Times

SON OF ANIMAL STYLE

UltraStar Mission Valley
November 3, 2012 1:00 pm