Vladimir Film Festival

Richard Hart: Super L8

Barbariga / Fort Forno / 23 / 9 / 2022 / Film

Long­time no-longer-a-stranger to Vladi­mir Film Fest­iv­al edi­tions and U.K., then S.F., then back to Europe-based pho­to­graph­er Richard Hart is anoth­er pil­lar of his­tor­ic­al skate cul­ture world­wide, hav­ing spent dec­ades (and count­ing) in par­tic­u­larly cru­cial places at par­tic­u­larly cru­cial times and shoot­ing everything on film to boot. For the past few years, by him­self, he’s been run­ning skate magazine Push Peri­od­ic­al, organ­iz­ing photo and video trips (then usu­ally team­ing up with Zach Cham­ber­lin, of later Rasa Libre videos fame), meet­ing new souls; and a while back, under the Plait­ford Pro­duc­tions monik­er, he even pub­lished The Howard house video, out of foot­age he had caught on tape back in the cor­res­pond­ing era of San Fran­cisco skate­board­ing — com­plete with a nev­er-before-seen Ocean How­ell part. For this year’s Vladi­mir, he’s provid­ing us with fresh Ocean sight­ings again, as well as ones of legendary Adren­al­in rider Toad and of many more people, under the form of “some long lost rolls of Super‑8 foot­age from the streets of mid-to-late nineties San Fran­cisco, finally dus­ted off and edited together”.