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Warrior Films’ skateboarding documentary Hill Street

tony hawk

In Irish cinemas from May 23rd

A documentary charting the rise of skateboarding culture in Ireland will hit cinemas on Friday, May 23rd. Hill Street looks at the skateboarding scene in Dublin from the late-1980s up to the present day.

It all began with Clive Rowen, the proprietor of a skate shop in the north inner city called Clive’s of Hill Street, who single-handedly progressed the skate scene from primitive ramps at the shop to a temporary skate park in the Top Hat Ballroom in Dún Laoghaire. Clive later managed to convince the Powell Peralta Bones Brigade team, which included legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, to visit the park for a now historic demo. Hill Street includes interviews with key players in the Irish and global skate community and features rare, never-seen-before footage.

Along with its theatrical release, Hill Street will also be available to buy worldwide on DVD/VOD from June 2nd through a dedicated website, www.hillstreetdocumentary.com, and via iTunes.

Hill Street was produced by Warrior Films with support from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.