Cinema: Sporting Short

Slcaterdater. Speeding, curling, swerving, skillfully hopping curbs or suddenly stretching out flat to glide under a parked truck, seven adolescent boys on skateboards cruise the streets of a sunny California town. Their performance is fine, fast sport until—hey, what's up?

One of the freckle-faced daredevils notices that a freckle-faced girl on a bicycle is noticing him. Soon he peels away to investigate—and a fearful tremor of change goes through a world so far snugly limited to boys, boards and simple physical prowess. Girls are the tribe's natural enemy.

Having only that much to say, this free-flowing film short—unbroken by a single word of...

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