In conjunction with the screening of "Getting Nowhere Faster," a Villa Villa Cola art show and cake walk will take place in San Francisco on Dec. 4, 2004, as well as a full day of female-only skate lessons, demos by top female pros and performances by Willpower, Anna Oxygen and Sisterz of the Underground.
The San Francisco premiere of "Getting Nowhere Faster," a new video produced by Villa Villa Cola, the all female skateboard crew, will take place at the Roxie Theatre (3117 16th St. between Valencia and Guerrero) on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door.
While skateboarding has recently become a mainstream attraction, niches of highly talented skaters still remain largely unknown. Villa Villa Cola is about to expose its intriguing story with the release of "Getting Nowhere Faster," a movie that brings to light the elusive and mysterious underworld of female skateboarders. The project features skateboarding from the most talented group of females ever assembled, including professional street skaters, vert pioneers and X Games champions such as Vanessa Torres, Amy Caron, Cara Beth Burnside, Elizabeth Nitu, Faye Jaime, Alex White, Patiane Freitas, "Nugget," Lauren Mollica, Van Nguyen, etnies Girl's own Lauren Perkins and Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, among others.
Beyond their skateboarding talents, Villa Villa Cola also represents a wildly creative and passionate crew of filmmakers including Lisa Whitaker, Lori Damiano, Tiffany Morgan and Nicole Morgan. "Getting Nowhere Faster" transitions scenes from the everyday to the surreal to showcase an authentic portrayal of the skaters and their talents, and utilizes fantastic situations that could only be created by Villa Villa Cola. Unlike traditional skateboarding videos, "Getting Nowhere Faster" combines women's skateboarding at an explosive skill level never seen before, and is a scripted production featuring multiple female skate crews who find themselves in mysterious and fascinating circumstances.
In conjunction with the release of "Getting Nowhere Faster," the Luggage Store Gallery will present a Villa Villa Cola art show and cake walk at 509 Cultural Center (509 Ellis St. between Leavenworth and Hyde) in San Francisco, as well as additional events at the Tenderloin Children's Playground (across the street from 509 Cultural Center) on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. The other events that will take place on Saturday include skateboarding instruction for skaters of the female variety (bring your own board and helmet if you can, as supplies are limited) from 1 to 2 p.m.; a skate demo by top female pros, as well as a free skate for all, from 2 to 5 p.m.; and performances by Willpower (recently on tour with Le Tigre), Anna Oxygen and Sisterz of the Underground from 3 to 5 p.m.
Visit Villa Villa Cola for more information and to preview the movie.