The fine fellows of PUSH will premier their first skateboard video, “aptly-titled Push,” says Rob Sebrell, of the downtown skateshop and gallery. The film will screen Thursday, Sept. 16 at 9:30 p.m. at Asheville Pizza and Brewing on Merrimon, followed by an after-party at the Emerald Lounge. On Friday, Sept. 17, the gallery will have a reception for The Kids of Hate and Love, photos by Mike Belleme and Ramon Hess that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Push.
From Sebrell: “For the past two years, Belleme has documented the efforts of the Push team to put together the video, traveling with the team, shooting as people celebrate after getting a good trick, lying on the ground defeated when they can’t get the trick, being given tickets for illegally street skating, and all of the other triumphs and tribulations that go into skateboarding.”
Photos by Mike Belleme.