Awsome film. Watched Lords of Dogtown (also by Peralta) and then the documentary back to back. Both are great in their own way. Also - i believe Heath Ledger's role in Lords was his best all-time performance (come at me Dark Knighters)
This was one of the best documentaries made. Period. It was fantastic. You don't have to be a skateboarder to appreciate it too.
This. I put it into the same class as Riding Giants (another Peralta masterpiece), which you don't need to be a surfer to appreciate
The fact so much of the history was well-documented by experienced photographers and filmmakers, in that era, lifted the documentary above than most. It wasn't just guys telling stories, they had all of the historic footage to go along with everything, fantastic footage too. Just an overall great documentary.
I was on vacation in San Diego back in 1999. I was walking on the beach and I saw a guy from a distance. He was sitting in a beach chair just enjoying the weather. As I got closer I realized it was Tony Alva. I was so fucking excited. I talked to him about pool skating for 5 minutes or so and went on my way.