Some good friends of mine have just completed a documentary about Skatopia, a hardcore skateboard park come hillbilly punk cult in rural Appalachia where anything goes. Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy will have its world premiere in New York City on July 11th at the ACEfest indie film festival. If you're in NY and into skate culture, make sure to book tickets in advance, as seating is limited. If you're not in New York, sign up to find out when it will be showing at a film festival near you.
"Skatopia is an Appalachian farm where hardcore skating, punk rock and hillbilly culture collide. Mad-Max style demolition derbies and spontaneous car burning accompany all-night skate sessions. Pain is a badge of honor. Tony Hawk calls Skatopia a 'rite of passage' for hardcore skaters." – Skatopia website
Check out a Rolling Stone photo essay about Skatopia here.