Events

Girl Gang Leeds Presents: ‘Skate Kitchen’ (Crystal Moselle, 2018) + After-screening Skateboarding Session

As part of Scalarama film festival, Girl Gang Leeds presents a screening of Crystal Moselle’s ‘Skate Kitchen’ (2018) followed by an (optional!) skateboarding workshop.

The event aims to spotlight the representation of women and people of marginalised genders in skateboarding – so whether you’re a skating pro or simply have a passing interest, this event is for you!

Inspired by the real life, all-girl skate collective in Brooklyn NY, ‘Skate Kitchen’ tells the story of Camille, a teenaged skateboarder who becomes friends with a group of fellow women skaters, cruising the streets of Brooklyn while attempting to navigate life.

Girl Gang Leeds will be joined by:
– Rollin’ With The Girls (RWTG) – a Leeds-based collective of female skateboarders
– Leeds Girls Can – the regional branch of a nationwide campaign advocating the presence and visibility of women in sports
– Artist Erin Brier whose photographic work has foregrounded women skateboarders.

Please note that to ensure a safe space for workshop practice, this event is exclusive to women and people of marginalised genders.

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Accessibility information:

At LS-TEN skate park access ramps are available and ready for use. There is a disability lift from the ground floor to the first floor and fully equipped disabled toilets. Parking is available at LS-Ten. Assistance dogs are welcome.

For any further information please contact LS-TEN at hello@ls-ten.org or drop Girl Gang Leeds an email at girlgangleeds@gmail.com

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We expect everyone to be able to have a good time at our events. We won’t tolerate harassment or abuse of any kind, and we work closely with our venues to maintain a safe environment for all.

If you see or experience something that needs to be reported – please talk to us or a member of staff. We’re working hard to create safe, empowering spaces and we value your contribution to our positive community!

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GIRL GANG Leeds is a creative community working to celebrate and uplift people in Leeds by creating fun, safe and empowering spaces for women and non-binary people.

We put on parties, workshops, meetups, exhibitions and more, and are always seeking new collaborations.

Girl Gang Leeds is a sister community with Girl Gang Edinburgh, Girl Gang Manchester and Girl Gang Sheffield.

Gregg Araki’s Teen Apocalypse Trilogy

Totally Fucked Up (Gregg Araki, 1993) 1hr 25m
The Doom Generation (Gregg Araki, 1995) 1hr 30m
Nowhere (Gregg Araki, 1997) 1hr 25m

A rare opportunity to see Gregg Araki’s ’90s New Queer Cinema classics: the Teen Apocalypse Trilogy of Totally Fucked Up (1993), The Doom Generation (1995) and Nowhere (1997). A kaleidoscope of pop culture, nihilism, disenfranchised youth and…reptilian aliens.

Teen Apocalypse Trilogy ticket (£12)

Individual tickets are priced on a sliding scale, £0-£8, depending on what you can afford. There’s a guide to the three-tier scale here: bit.ly/slidingscaleguide (Register for a free ticket via email tickets@matchboxcineclub.com)

TOTALLY FUCKED UP
Told in fifteen vignettes, this pseudo-documentary film chronicles the lives of six queer adolescents dealing with sex, love, homophobia, depression and relationships as they come of age in 1990s LA. A heartfelt, anarchic portrayal of teenage angst.

THE DOOM GENERATION
Troubled teens Jordan (James Duval) and Amy (Rose McGowan) pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier (Jonathon Schaech) and together, the trio head out on a surreal sex and violence-filled road trip through the dark apocalyptic landscape of America, encountering sinister strangers claiming to be from Amy’s past.

NOWHERE
Famously described as ‘Beverley Hills 90210 on acid’ this outrageous star-studded teen flick follows the lives of a group of hedonistic teens. Dark (James Duval), his girlfriend Mel (Rachel True), and her sarcastic lover Lucifer (Kathleen Robertson) plan on attending the wildest party of the year, but things take a strange turn and they find themselves facing a series of increasingly bizarre occurrences including alien abduction, murder and teenage heartbreak set against an apocalyptic, candy coloured backdrop of 1990s LA.

NB All three screenings will be captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing

Thanks to Peccadillo Pictures and WHY NOT Productions

Teenage Superstars

Last year’s Jumbo Records Scalarama film looked at Glasgow bands from the mid to late 90s and this year’s looks at Glasgow bands that came to fame a bit before that in the 80s and early 90s. The bands that are featured in this documentary include The Pastels, BMX Bandits, Teenage Fanclub, The Vaselines and The Jesus and Mary Chain and has the legendary Kim Deal providing the narration. Alan McGee and Thurston Moore give their thoughts about the massive worldwide impact that these bands had during this creative period of time.

 

Get tickets from Jumbo Records through the website link or in person at the shop.