Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present “Roller Dreams,” (2017, 82 min, Dir. Kate Hickey) as the first installment of our documentary series about Los Angeles.
LA Documentaries #1 | “Roller Dreams”
Friday, October 13
8:00 – 10:00pm (Doors 7:15 pm)
Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall
Introduction by director Kate Hickey. Post screening Q&A with featured roller dancers Mad, Terrell Ferguson, Larry Pitts and Jimmy Rich.
This screening is free and open to the public.
Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
In her directorial debut, Kate Hickey comprehensively examines an eclectic wave of young roller dancers along bustling Venice Beach in the 1980s. This documentary archives the dazzling roller dancing community as they faced an unwavering battle against political forces, money and gentrification in order to keep their artistic movement afloat.
This documentary series highlights the vibrant social, cultural and artistic movements that flourished across Los Angeles in the 1980s and 1990s. All films in the series were directed by women. “Roller Dreams” captures the funky vibrancy of the roller dancing movement.
Next in the series:
Friday, November 3: Metro Art Presents: L.A. Documentaries at Union Station #2 | “Mur Murs”
Friday, December 1: Metro Art Presents: L.A. Documentaries at Union Station #3 | “This is the Life”
— PARKING / DIRECTIONS
Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner at metro.net for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site. Preferential seating for Metro TAP card holders (first-come, first-served)!
— Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting array of arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. All events are free and open to the public. For more information: unionstationla.com