United Skates

  •   Dyana Winkler, Tina Brown
  •   United States
  •   Black Perspectives, Documentary, Spotlight: Women in Cinema
  •   Documentary, Political, Sports


“Like such trendsetting classics as Paris Is Burning and Rize, this kaleidoscopically vibrant, essential-viewing survey plunges audiences into a dazzling underground scene, celebrating the endangered art form it finds there.” –Variety

A rousing tribute to roller-skating’s pivotal role in the African-American community, United Skates careens around the country, offering an intimate look at a lively subculture that’s under threat. Facing discriminatory policies and rink closures, committed skaters from around the country—including Chicago’s own Buddy Love—fight to preserve a space for people to come together and express themselves in sliding, bouncing, snapping glory.

  •  89 minutes


No screenings currently scheduled



Women in Cinema Program Sponsor

Logo: Chloe - 284x100

Women in Cinema Program Patron

Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation