Just For Kicks

A standout of this year's RESFEST, Just For Kicks is the first feature-length documentary to look at the phenomenon of sneaker culture. Co-produced by France's Canal Plus and SpikeTV, interviews span a diverse cast of characters, from La Haine director Mathieu Kassovitz to longtime collector and hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Caz. A head-nodding soundtrack emphasizes the way hip hop culture has been the driving force …

Piece by Piece

San Francisco graffiti often plays neglected stepchild to its cousin to the East. Piece by Piece, a documentary showing this Sunday in New York as part of Vision Fest 2005 and on July 26th at Ocularis in Brooklyn, takes an in-depth look at the writers, styles, and history of the West Coast city. From New York, the flick goes on a Canadian tour sponsored by …

Ginga

I wish all documentary filmmakers could rock Nikes to make films, but this time around, it’s a Brazilian story being told. In the vein of last spring’s Art of Speed film collaborations, tonight RES presents a screening and event of the Nike-sponsored documentary film about Ginga (loosely translates to “art of movement”) and the sport of futebol in Brazil. Executive produced by Fernando Meirelles, the …