Dogtown and Z-Boys, director Stacy Peralta’s examination of a ragtag group of ’70s California skateboarders, rarely aims to be anything more than an unquestioning celebration of its sun-soaked subjects. But if a documentary is going to be all surface, it doesn’t hurt that ”Dogtown” – a pastiche of zippily edited stunts and stories, set to stoner-rock titans like Zeppelin and T. Rex – has a surface as sleek and inviting as a freshly sanded half-pipe.
(Dog town and Z-Boys: Pat Darrin)
Genre: Documentary; Starring: Sean Penn; Director: Stacy Peralta; Author: Stacy Peralta, Craig Stecyk; Release Date Limited: 04/26/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 89; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted August 9 2002 — 12:00 AM EDT
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