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In The Dark: A Documentary about Rollerblading

Those of us who came of age in the 90s may recall rollerblading as a particularly prominent fad du jour, one that can be traced as far back as the freewheelin’ 1960s. (Janis Joplin’s Rollerskate Song, anyone?) But unbeknownst to most, the death of the rollerblading fad has actually sprouted a thriving subculture, brimming with passion, competition and community.

In The Dark is a fascinating documentary about the rollerblading subculture by Boston-based filmmaker Kyle Couture, featuring some of the world’s top masters of the sport.

There’s no real games to win or lose at. You’re battling yourself, basically, every time you go out.”

via Fubiz


Published November 15, 2010

https://www.brainpickings.org/2010/11/15/in-the-dark/

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