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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Vans: Off the Wall, the movie

Never before has a release been as anticipated as the first ever skate movie from Vans. Titled VANS OFF THE WALL: 1966 and slated for release in Spring 2010, the movie has been in production for the past 12 months and was shot in various countries across the globe featuring sections from the most respected and talented skaters in the European arena today.

In addition to their obvious and active roles in the movie, the riders were also instrumental in the making of this project by suggesting ideas, destinations and music - giving the production its own unique stamp. The US, China, Czech Republic, UK, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, Spain and France were all visited and explored as the team searched out unknown spots that had never been skated or captured on film before.

Far from being a movie just about skateboarding for skateboarders, 1966’s appeal stretches beyond the tried and tested Skate video formula, acting as a travel journal across the continents and the evolution of skateboarding over the past five decades.

The Vans iconic waffle sole is used as the movie’s main character, taking the viewer on a journey across the ever-changing styles of skateboarding. As the movie progresses, so does the understanding of how the brand has always supported the core of skateboarding and became an integral part of its history and street culture in general.

The riders - featured in several flashback scenarios - are paying homage to Vans, the Van Doren family and the “Off the Wall” spirit.

Riders featured in the movie:
Alain Saavedra, Ben Grove, Chris Pfanner, Danny Wainwright, Flo Marfaing, Hugo Liard, Ignacio “Nachete” Morata, Joris Brichet, Kris Vile, Madars Apse, Micky Iglesias, Nicky Guerrero, Ross McGouran, Sam Partaix, Sarah Meurle, Tomas Vintr, Phil Zwijsen.

About VANS
In 1966, the Van Doren Rubber Company opened up for business in California. Within a few years, the whole skate culture adopted Vans shoe as their favorite brand and today Vans still represents a look that epitomizes the Southern California lifestyle. With more than 40 years of history – and now offering a complete range of footwear, apparel, accessories, snowboard boots & outerwear and Pro-Tec protective equipment – Vans has risen to become a worldwide dominant force in the action sports industry and the genuine brand of choice for the contemporary lifestyle consumer. VANS “OFF THE WALL”: ORIGINAL SINCE 1966.

There will be a bar tab and some giveaways on the night. Try get there early so you not dissapointed when there is nothing left for you.

VANS OFF THE WALL 1966 SKATE MOVIE premiere update

London, March 11th
Location: Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, Soho
Screening: 9.30 pm
After Party: Phoenix Art Club
Riders: Nachete, Sam Partaix, Kris Vile, Danny Wainwright

Berlin, March 13th
Location: Skatehalle Berlin, Revalerstr.99
Demo Skate Session: 4 pm
Signing Session: 5 pm
Screening: 6 pm
Riders: Hugo Liard, Nachete, Danny Wainwright, Sam Partaix

Barcelona, March 14th
Location: C/Nou de la Rambla 113
Screening: 11pm
Party with Nasty Mondays at midnight
Riders: Madars Apse, Nachete, Sam Partaix, Danny Wainwright

Athens, March 18th
Location: K44 Bar, 44. Konstantinoupoleos str. 76 Gazi
Details: tbc

Lyon, March 19th
First premiere: the skate park de Gerland, allŽe Pierre de Coubertin
Screening: 6.30 pm
Rider: Hugo Liard
Second premiere: Rock N eat Saint Paul Bar, 4 rue Octavio Mey. Lyon5
Screening: 9 pm
Rider: Hugo Liard

Stuttgart, March 20th
Location: SchrŠglage, Marktstra§e 6
DJ - Dirty Daniela & Prime
Open Doors: 10 pm
Screening: midnight
Entry: 3 Euro

Zurich, March 23rd
Location: Hafenkneipe (small bar, limited entree)
Address: MilitŠrstrasse 12
Drinks: 8 pm
Screening: 9pm
Riders: Martino Cattaneo, Yari Copt, Gilles Gallicchio, Micky Iglesias, Igor Fardin

Faro (Algarve), 25th March
Location: Labs Cafe
Address: Compromisso
Screening: 10.30 pm
Local Riders: Nuno Relogio, Bernardo Osorio, Joao Pinto, Rogerio Venâncio

Lisbon, 26th March
Location: Metropolis Club
Address: Av Fontes Pereira de melo 35
Screening: 10pm
Local Riders: Nuno Relogio, Bernardo Osorio, Joao Pinto, Rogerio Venâncio

Milan, March 30st
Location: Vans showroom, Via dell'annunciata 22
Screening: 8 pm

Lille, March 31st
Location: Zeropolis skateshop
Address: 7 rue des Ponts de Comines
Screening: 6:30 pm

Cape Town, South Africa
Start Time: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 7:00pm
End Time: Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 2:00am
Location: Waiting Room
Street: Long Street

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