Vladimir Film Festival

Right, Down + Circle

Vodnjan / Astra / 22 / 09 / 2023 / Talk

Cole Nowicki wrote a book about the his­tory and cul­tur­al impact of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater that you can pre-order now. Here’s what Michael Christie, Giller Prize-nom­in­ated author of the nov­els Green­wood and If I Fall, If I Die, had to say about the thing:

With incis­ive and heart­felt writ­ing, Cole Nowicki unlocks the source code of the massively influ­en­tial cul­tur­al phe­nomen­on that is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and finds won­der­ful East­er eggs of mean­ing with­in. Even non-skaters will be wowed by this exam­in­a­tion of youth, com­munity, risk, and authen­ti­city and gain a new appre­ci­ation of skateboarding’s massive influ­ence upon our lar­ger cul­ture. This is my new favor­ite book about skate­board­ing, which isn’t really about skate­board­ing — it’s about everything.

Get your copy of Right, Down + Circle from ECW Press
It comes out on Septem­ber 26th.