WHITE ROCK SKATEDirected by Mary Dauterman
Cast: Blair Beeken
Celia has a deep, irrational attachment to her childhood skating rink. When it’s about to become another bulldozed lot in a strip mall, she makes it her life’s mission to save it. Even though she can’t find a single person who cares. White Rock Skate explores obsession with the past and the importance we place on physical spaces. Featuring music by The Polyphonic Spree.
Mary Dauterman is a director and multidisciplinary artist. She likes making work as beautiful as it is hilarious. Alongside film, invented strange products, and written/illustrated two books (What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives, Harper Collins 2017 & Dirty Library, Hachette, 2014). Her various work has been recognized by The New York Times, NPR, The Webbies, The Cannes Lions, Booooooom TV, NoBudge, Nitehawk Shorts, Vice, and CNN. Mary is originally from Texas, attended the University of Texas in Austin, and now lives in Brooklyn.
The Nitehawk Shorts Festival MATINEE ONE program presents eight short films that explore sincere and insincere quests for intimacy, the attraction of nostalgia, and a very personal look at our immigration climate.