SF Latino Film Festival: AMIGO SKATE, CUBA
September 22 only
Amigo Skate, Cuba
Directed by Vanesa Wilkey-Escobar
Cast: Che Pando, Rene Lecour
SUBTITLED, 2018 72 MINS WEST COAST PREMIERE
In Cuba. Skateboarding is not a sport. It is illegal; American. If you want to skate, you do it in a drainage ditch. Singular. The only skate park in Havana. Cuba’s youth built it, make it work, but dream of smooth concrete, real ramps and government recognition. Join Rene Lecour and his transnational team, Amigo Skate Cuba, as they struggle, and smuggle, to make that dream come true. Conformity meets rebellion while cultures and friendships clash in Vanesa Wilkey-Escobar’s debut film.
Co-presented by RoxCine.