What if we found out it wasn't actually Shakespeare who wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream? Or if electricity was really discovered by someone other than Edison? A Day at the Pool puts forth an almost equally far fetched hypothesis as it examines the origins of skateboarding. Directors Eric Fulford and Ian Douglass film, Day at the Pool, challenges the validity the 2001 documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys and it's mainstream account of skateboarding history. A series of interviews with many of the original Z-Boys, including Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Skip Engblom and Stacy Peralta, reveal the existence of a local talent who was skating inside swimming pools before any of the ‘original' pioneers, credited as the sport's founders. Several Z-Boys testify to witnessing a young skateboarder perform maneuvers so profoundly amazing, not even the modern day skate masters could possibly attempt them. The film goes on to present a surprising account of history that first reveals the skateboarder's identity, and then exposes the Z-Boys selfish motivation for keeping his story secret.
Cast & Crew
- Special Interest
- © 2011 Copyright Ballast
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.