Roller Dreams

Roller Dreams

Directed by Kate Hickey | Australia | In English | 80 mins |18+

It’s 1984 and California’s Venice Beach is the epicentre of a pop culture explosion – a "do what you wanna do, be who you wanna be" kinda place. Young people of colour seeking refuge from the turmoil of inner city life flock to the eclectic ocean community to create a brand new phenomenon: roller dancing! The talent and vibrant personality of this multicultural roller ‘family’ draws massive crowds and influences Hollywood. Check out fancy-footed Larry, hip Terrell, smooth Sally, crazy-legged Dural, Jimmy ‘the skating tornado’ and poetry in motion Mads. But politics, money and gentrification conspire to end the dream just as it flourishes.

"Energetic, thoughtful, and surprisingly relevant look at the explosion of a pop culture phenomenon on a sun-drenched Venice Beach in the 1980s." – FILMORIA

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