The ultimate skate documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys
chronicles the Zephyr team during skateboarding’s formative years. The film’s director, Stacy Peralta, was one of the Z-Boys and the creative voice behind the film (the literal voice in the film is another story – it’s narrated by Sean Penn). Some of the notable skaters featured are Tony Alva, Tom Sims (founder of Sims Snowboards), Steve Caballero
(the namesake of the Caballerial – or cab – tricks), Henry Rollins, and Tony Hawk
. Dogtown and Z-Boys
won the Directing and Audience Awards at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, and it’s worth watching for the retro soundtrack alone.