Join us for a special film premiere event at the historic La Paloma Theatre for the release of “J. Grant Brittain: 30 Years of Skate Photography,” a 20-minute short film featuring iconic skate photographer J. Grant Brittain. The artist shares insights into his career of documenting a generation of skaters, from hanging out at Del Mar Skate Ranch in the 1980s, to the recreation of the famed photo of the Bones Brigade on the Chin Ramp (Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill). This documentary also features legendary pro-skater Chris Miller — Brittain’s long-time subject, collaborator, and friend — and marks the first time the two have ever been interviewed together on film.
“I tried to change skateboard photography from just being that, ‘capture the action,’ and giving it kind of a different look and looking at other elements in the scene…It was more showing the culture or the feeling of skateboarding, you know, the freedom we get out of skateboarding.” —Grant Brittain.
Doors open at 6:30pm, a slideshow of Grant’s work will play prior to screening at 7:30. Following the screening will be a Q&A with Grant Brittain, Chris Miller, and filmmakers Barbarella and David Fokos. $5 at the door, be sure to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.