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Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad

24 June 2021

Pixelwork’s critically acclaimed documentary, Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad, will be screened on the opening night of the Romford Film Festival on June 24th. Shot in stunning 4K, the film centres around East London’s legendary Rom skatepark and is the first feature-length documentary to look at the early British skateboarding and BMX scene from the late '70s & '80s. As these sports make their way to the Tokyo Olympics, Pixelwork is thrilled to share this film with an audience via the big screen.

Rom Boys features footage from the past 40 years and over 30 interviews with some of the world’s biggest names in skateboarding and BMX including Gumball 3000 creator Maximillion Cooper & '80s skateboarding legend Lance Mountain. The film recently received critical acclaim during its UK digital release last year and is currently still certified 100% Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. 

Director Matt Harris is excited about the upcoming screening saying “Following a UK premiere at a drive-in screening at the park at the height of COVID, it’s going to be great to get to finally see the film in a real cinema setting and in the home town of the park itself. I know for a fact a load of Rom locals and regulars will be in attendance so we should be in for a lively Q&A after the screening."

Visit the Rom Boys website for further details and tickets.