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TIC TAC 2 HEELFLIP: AUSTRALIA'S SKATEBOARDING HISTORY

Australia, 2001 (MIFF 2001, Australian Showcase )

Director: Mike Hill

Emerging from Sydney's northern beaches in the 60's as sidewalk surfing and advancing to the urban anarchy of today, the underground evolution of Australian skating has been one ot most fascinating progressions in living history. Since those humble beginnings, the monster that is Australian skateboarding has waged a wild and unpredictable war in search of its own unique identity.

In addition to a roster of A-Grade skate talent, interviewed and captured in action, Tic Tac 2 Heelflip features a soundtrack that traces the movements history through music, from Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Devo, and the Beastie Boys, to Hip-Hop anthems and modern skate-punk classics

This phenomenal documentary also tracks the impact of key skatrng events and figures like the mid-70's Coca Cola team, the arrival of US touring pros and the rise of Australia as a world skating superpower during the last decade. There are expert accounts of the vertical Vs street style rivalry, the onset ol mass corporatisation in the mid 90's, alongside the contemporary competitive achievements of vert dogs Tas & Ben Pappas and mind-boggling stunt mastery of street rats like Andrew Currie, Matt Mumford, Chad Bartie & Dustin Dollin. New heroes to ensure that skateboarding will never die.

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