Reel to Real Cinema At Home: United Skates

Reel to Real Cinema At Home: United Skates
Friday, 12th February 2021
Watch live from 7pm
Post-film discussion on Crowdcast 8.45-9.30pm

Each month during lockdown we are sharing with you a brilliant find that we have unearthed and that is available to view for free and online. This month we are delving into new Reel to Real territories courtesy of the BBC iPlayer.

Our film choice in February, is United Skates,a real gem of a documentary directed by Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown, that follows the story of three roller skaters fighting for their communities. These are stories of the places where we build community, of race and prejudice, and the drive and passion of underground subcultures to survive.

“For years, roller-skating rinks have been a constant for African-American communities across the U.S., serving as a meeting ground, a place to have fun and an incubator of iconic hip-hop talents like Queen Latifah and N.W.A.”

As America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community joins forces in a racially charged environment to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating, which has been overlooked by the mainstream for generations – yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talents.”

After the film, we invite you to join us over on Crowdcast for a conversation about the film with a special stovie guest.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.

Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

United Skates: Trailer

Introduction

Start here!

How to Watch

We’re doing things a bit differently this month, so to watch the film you will need a free account with the BBC, details of how to set this up here:

And to hit play on our selected film, United Skates at 7pm. We’ll make sure there is a clear link available from this page. Note that this film is available with subtitles, to view these use the subtitles settings button located on the bottom right of the BBC iplayer browser once you have opened the film.

We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 8.45pm on Friday, 22ndJanuary.  Please register in advance here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/c23nkvbl
There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!

If you are unable to access the BBC iplayer, please get in touch and we will try to offer advice. For more information contact katie@thestove.org.

The Discussion

Let’s chat! Join us over on Crowdcast, sign up below:

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The Stove Presents: Conversations at Home

The Stove continues to advocate for the power of creative community-led work in supporting and sustainably developing our places. We are doing this by continuing conversations at home, through activity with Homegrown and Atlas Pandemica, and also as part of local, national and international networks that provide opportunities for shared learning and inform and advocate for this Creative Placemaking work.

The Stove’s Embers report defined this placemaking practice as:


“a collaborative practice that uses creative activity to connect and come together with other individuals, groups and organisations and respond to local needs with innovative solutions that focus on social wellbeing and inclusion in our communities.” 

Embers

We continue to focus on opportunities for collaboration, shared-resource, cross-sector working and locally led innovation. This month our team will be joining key partners at two major public events (see below for details) to talk about how the Creative Placemaking practice of The Stove has led to significant change in the regeneration and development of Dumfries’ High Street, helping to grow social enterprises and community initiatives for our local communities. A most notable example of this Creative Placemaking work is Midsteeple Quarter (MSQ), now a Community Benefit Society in its own right, MSQ is a community-led regeneration project for the centre of Dumfries and an exemplar of a co-creation, collaborative community and sector led approach to economic development for its place. 

Matt Baker, founding member and Stove Orchestrator, will be joining Community Land Scotland and Carnegie Trust UK for ‘Community Ownership – Shaping the Future of Our Towns’. Katharine Wheeler, Stove Partnerships and Project Development lead, will be joining the Newcastle University Engagement Team for Wor Culture: Re-thinking the High Street and the role for Arts and Culture.


Please join us:
Community Ownership – Shaping the Future of Our Towns – Tuesday 26th January 2-3.30pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-ownership-shaping-the-future-of-our-towns-registration-132730463389

Wor Culture: Re-thinking the High Street – What Role for Arts and Culture? – Wednesday 27th January 12.30-2.00pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wor-culture-re-thinking-the-high-street-what-role-for-arts-and-culture-registration-135664737883

Art in Public: Discussion Evening

Inspired by our exhibition in Room 2, The Stove invites you to join in the conversation. We’ll be hearing from artists and producers of projects in the region and beyond. Refreshments provided.

What is the role of art in public space? Across Scotland, artists are increasingly working with a public focus: making works for public spaces, and working collaboratively with communities.
Works in public inspire, activate, occupy, explore, reveal, reclaim.
An exhibition in Room 2, featuring artists based in Dumfries and Gal- loway and across Scotland who work with and within a more public realm.

Art in Public: Discussion Evening

Inspired by our exhibition in Room 2, The Stove invites you to join in the conversation. We’ll be hearing from artists and producers of projects in the region and beyond. Refreshments provided.
What is the role of art in public space? Across Scotland, artists are increasingly working with a public focus: making works for public spaces, and working collaboratively with communities.
Works in public inspire, activate, occupy, explore, reveal, reclaim.
An exhibition in Room 2, featuring artists based in Dumfries and Gal- loway and across Scotland who work with and within a more public realm.

Art in Public: Discussion Evening

Inspired by our exhibition in Room 2, The Stove invites you to join in the conversation. We’ll be hearing from artists and producers of projects in the region and beyond. Refreshments provided.
What is the role of art in public space? Across Scotland, artists are increasingly working with a public focus: making works for public spaces, and working collaboratively with communities.
Works in public inspire, activate, occupy, explore, reveal, reclaim.
An exhibition in Room 2, featuring artists based in Dumfries and Gal- loway and across Scotland who work with and within a more public realm.

Art in Public: Discussion Evening

Inspired by our exhibition in Room 2, The Stove invites you to join in the conversation. We’ll be hearing from artists and producers of projects in the region and beyond. Refreshments provided.
What is the role of art in public space? Across Scotland, artists are increasingly working with a public focus: making works for public spaces, and working collaboratively with communities.
Works in public inspire, activate, occupy, explore, reveal, reclaim.
An exhibition in Room 2, featuring artists based in Dumfries and Gal- loway and across Scotland who work with and within a more public realm.

Art in Public: Discussion Evening

Inspired by our exhibition in Room 2, The Stove invites you to join in the conversation. We’ll be hearing from artists and producers of projects in the region and beyond. Refreshments provided.
What is the role of art in public space? Across Scotland, artists are increasingly working with a public focus: making works for public spaces, and working collaboratively with communities.
Works in public inspire, activate, occupy, explore, reveal, reclaim.
An exhibition in Room 2, featuring artists based in Dumfries and Gal- loway and across Scotland who work with and within a more public realm.

Art in Public: Discussion Evening

Inspired by our exhibition in Room 2, The Stove invites you to join in the conversation. We’ll be hearing from artists and producers of projects in the region and beyond. Refreshments provided.
What is the role of art in public space? Across Scotland, artists are increasingly working with a public focus: making works for public spaces, and working collaboratively with communities.
Works in public inspire, activate, occupy, explore, reveal, reclaim.
An exhibition in Room 2, featuring artists based in Dumfries and Gal- loway and across Scotland who work with and within a more public realm.

Art in Public: Discussion Evening

Inspired by our exhibition in Room 2, The Stove invites you to join in the conversation. We’ll be hearing from artists and producers of projects in the region and beyond. Refreshments provided.
What is the role of art in public space? Across Scotland, artists are increasingly working with a public focus: making works for public spaces, and working collaboratively with communities.
Works in public inspire, activate, occupy, explore, reveal, reclaim.
An exhibition in Room 2, featuring artists based in Dumfries and Gal- loway and across Scotland who work with and within a more public realm.

Art in Public: Discussion Evening

Inspired by our exhibition in Room 2, The Stove invites you to join in the conversation. We’ll be hearing from artists and producers of projects in the region and beyond. Refreshments provided.
What is the role of art in public space? Across Scotland, artists are increasingly working with a public focus: making works for public spaces, and working collaboratively with communities.
Works in public inspire, activate, occupy, explore, reveal, reclaim.
An exhibition in Room 2, featuring artists based in Dumfries and Gal- loway and across Scotland who work with and within a more public realm.