20 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Tribeca Film Festival 2018

From Australian zombie thrillers to docs on everything from Ed Sheeran to Air Jordans – our picks for the downtown NYC film fest

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'United Skates'
Christopher Vanderwall19/20

'United Skates'

So you think "roller skating" was just one of those footloose and fancy-free fads/follies of the late Seventies that came and went without a cultural footprint? Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown's engrossing documentary focuses on both the crucial role this pasttime played in hip-hop's development and how it gave birth to a vibrant, mainly African-American subculture and dance-fueled art form. You get both region-specific rink acrobatics and a sobering look at the racial (and racist) politics underlying the small, but dedicated, movement that, decades later, is still hell on wheels. JN

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