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Synopsis


L.A. Roll is a feature length documentary in production that follows a vibrant sub-culture of dance roller skaters in Los Angeles. For the people featured in the film, skating is a creative release from work and daily struggles. L.A. Roll tells a story of how communities can uplift and support each other. Wheels and bodies spinning atop wood skating rink floors provide a backdrop for us to witness this inspiring community in motion. 

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Synopsis


L.A. Roll is a feature length documentary in production that follows a vibrant sub-culture of dance roller skaters in Los Angeles. For the people featured in the film, skating is a creative release from work and daily struggles. L.A. Roll tells a story of how communities can uplift and support each other. Wheels and bodies spinning atop wood skating rink floors provide a backdrop for us to witness this inspiring community in motion. 

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Although this rhythm skating community is thriving in Los Angeles, more and more rinks have closed as the city rapidly expands and changes, leaving only the rinks that are outside the city’s edges. The skating community is stretched thin, and skaters have to balance their work lives to travel even further to maintain this rich community that gives them family and meaning.  Our film, weaving together a series of intimate portraits, follows a diverse group of these roller skaters as they navigate their daily lives while obsessively pursuing their roller skating dreams.  

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Like surfing, skating is a way of life. It stimulates all senses of the body and gives a feeling of euphoria: the sounds of the wheels on the wood, the bodies spinning inches away, the low bass of the music.  LA Roll ends with an evening of skate orgy bringing back all the stories under one roof and reuniting this joyous and creative community as we ask the questions: What will happen?  Will they continue?  As the credits roll, we have a sense of hope that one must continue to roller skate and that everything's going to be alright.

 

 

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Like surfing, skating is a way of life. It stimulates all senses of the body and gives a feeling of euphoria: the sounds of the wheels on the wood, the bodies spinning inches away, the low bass of the music.  LA Roll ends with an evening of skate orgy bringing back all the stories under one roof and reuniting this joyous and creative community as we ask the questions: What will happen?  Will they continue?  As the credits roll, we have a sense of hope that one must continue to roller skate and that everything's going to be alright.