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Dogtown And Z-Boys Review


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For pure, nonstop entertainment value, there will be few films released this year that compare to the skateboarding documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. Frenetically paced, yet cohesively and dramatically structured, professional skater-cum-director Stacy Peralta impeccably blends style and substance in his feature directorial debut. You needn't possess an ounce of knowledge about the film's topic to be entirely engrossed from start to finish.

Dogtown refers to a downtrodden section of the Venice and Santa Monica beach communities that was home to the Jeff Ho and Zephyr Production Surf Shop in the mid '70s. The shop also served as a meeting place for a group of misfit local teenagers, whom the store's owners, Jeff Ho, Skip Engbloom and Craig Stecyk, have assembled into a fearless unit known as the Zephyr Skating Team. Collectively and individually, these kids would revolutionize the sport and culture of skateboarding.

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