• This Ain't California (2012)

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Release Date: 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Cameras record three teenagers born in the '70s as they rebel in the '80s -- until their lives change forever.

Director: Marten Persiel

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Arte, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

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  • A trove of home videos, vintage commercial and propaganda footage and black-and-white animation dress up this energetic if somewhat unfocused look at the birth of skateboarding in the German Democratic Republic. show more

  • A fun and frothy mock-doc with a message buried in its axle. show more

  • While the film is deeply romantic and nostalgic, possessing a genuine reverence for youth and rebellion, it's also something of a tragedy. show more

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