Turning grenades into wheels: ‘80s Czech scene focus of Karlovy Vary doc King Skate

One of the most anticipated Czech documentaries at the 2018 Karlovy Vary
international film festival had its world premiere on Monday night. King
Skate combines period images and contemporary interviews to map the tiny
skateboarding scene in 1980s Czechoslovakia. I asked the film’s director
Šimon Šafránek how domestic skaters managed to acquire boards in the
late communist era.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018