• OPEN premiere in Sweden March 5th!

    YES! It’s time for the Swedish screening of  ’OPEN – lgc skates Israel‘ by Daniel Etura. OPEN rider and LGC family Ishtar Bäcklund is putting the screening together along with OPEN sponsor Kahalani shop.

    Collaborating with the female Royal Swedish Roller Derby crew who will be showcasing a short film preview of their own, we invite you to join on a fun night with strong feminine spirit at BIO RIO in Stockholm on March 5th at 19.30.

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    To add some frosting on top of it all, Kahalani is holding their release party for the new Kahalani “V2″ Precision Cast truck that same night! So get ready for a fun night packed with action and good vibes. For more info, confirming assistance and updates check the Facebook event here.

    Bring your smiles and come celebrate the start of a great season with us!

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  • OPEN German Premiere complete review + exclusive photos!

    Oh, Germany. OPEN sponsor and one of the biggest Longboard Girls Crew supporters Concrete Wave Skateshop Cologne hosted the German premiere in Cologne on January 17 and rad times were had, as every skate event I had ever attended in Germany… and considering I realized I have forgotten the movie the minute I landed in Cologne, I would say that everything worked out fine.

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    Nearly 250 people gathered at the Lüdwig Museum, right next to the Dome to watch the movie. So many people drove or flew from different cities in Germany, some even drove more than 600km to attend the screening… insane!

    Many European Longboard Girls Crew Ambassadors and riders attended including Laura Godeck from LGC Poland, Lyndsay McLaren from LGC UK and Mel Goltz, Deborah Kerr, Guilia Alfeo & Theresa Charlotte from LGC Germany. Maria Arndt from Girls in Longboarding also came a long way and kindly took the event photos… Thanks buddy!

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    Presenting OPEN to an amazing audience

    The feedback was mind-blowing. That moment when the movie is over and you feel the energy rising cause people really liked it and they want to show it… oh that moment. That moment pays off a lot of the hard work a project like this involves.

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    After the screening and still in the Lüdwig Museum Heiko & I presented the new LGC Board that was about to be released. We did some give-aways and the first LGC Board was raffled to a lucky winner.

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    From right to left: Heiko, Anna & I presenting the new LGC Board

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    These two handsome humans. Heiko Schöller from Concrete Wave Skateshop Cologne & Ingo Halbeisen from Icone Longboards

    Afterwards party was had, German style. Therefor I don’t remember much but I do know I tweeted cursing German beer the morning after though I don’t usually drink.

    Big thanks to everyone who showed up, to all my old friends that came and to all the new ones I made. Special thanks to Christian Kniepp for saving the day and burning the new Blu Ray with the movie after I forgot it in Madrid (haha, I know).

    Endless thanks to Anna Fusari & Heiko Schöller from Concrete Wave Skateshop Cologne. As said, not only they support me as few people do but they also support Longboard Girls Crew in more ways you can imagine. Heiko & Concrete Wave shake, support and promote not only the German scene but the longboarding scene in general and we’re lucky to have them. Thank yous are not enough.

    Thanks to Maria Arndt for taking all these beautiful pictures! Please check her Instagram account here and all her projects out, she’s a rad photographer and intense female supporter.

    The more I know the German community the more impressed I am by their dedication, commitment and support with each other. So far I have never seen something like this in any country. They support their local brands, local skateshops, have a rad stoke level and show up at any event whether it’s raining water or meatballs. They just show up cause that’s how much they want things to happen.

    Every time I leave Cologne a part of me stays over there. Danke für alles Köln!

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  • Open premiere in Venezuela February 7!

    We’re stoked to announce that Longboard Girls Crew Venezuela is hosting the Venezuelan OPEN Premiere, held in the amphitheater of El Hatillo, Caracas on February 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm. The entry is FREE. For all info check the facebook event HERE!

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    This premiere has a special meaning for the OPEN crew, as 4 members of the Staff behind the movie are originally from Venezuela: Daniel Etura, the film director; Monica Madenfrost, head of  production; Nerio Gutierrez, post production sound and Jacky Madenfrost, Longboard Girls Crew founder & producer.

    Jacky and other LGC riders will be there to host the event. Are you coming?!

    Big thanks to Unidad Psicopedagógica Integral, Angel Zambrano (curator), Daniela Gomez and LGC Venezuela’s ambassador Oly Joplin for organizing the screening. Without their kind help, this event would not have been possible. Thanks!

    See you there!

     

     

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  • Open premiere in JAPAN February 17!

    Seriously, how awesome is this? Our LGC Japan ambassador Ayumi Oride is hosting the Japanese premiere with the incalculable help of Loaded Boards, Orangatang Wheels & Paris Trucks.

     

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    There will be two screenings on the same day: first one at 4pm at the ”Interstyle February 2015″ Pacifico Yokohama Hall D, Presentation room D12 and the entrance is free.
    The second screening AND party and the ”Antenna America” ( www.antenna-america.com). Door opens at 7pm and the movie starts 8pm. The entrance fee is 1500yen with one drink & snacks.

    For more info check www.interstyle.jp or the Longboard Girls Crew Japan Facebook fan page.

    So much yes on this. See you there!

     

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  • “OPEN – lgc skates Israel” Short video

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    It’s time! The OPEN short video with extracts from the full movie released online!

    As many of you know, OPEN (the full movie) won’t be available online for some time as it’s being part of different Film Festivals and distributed globally. Our Indiegogo supporters were able to enjoy the full movie last week as part of their reward for supporting our crowd-funding campaign and some TV channels around the world will start to showcase it very soon.

    This short video is made out of extracts from the full movie, they are not related or linked and it’s not a movie summary, they are just different parts of the film put together in a video so that you have a glimpse of the final edit. We really hope you enjoy it but mostly, we hope you can catch a screening of the full movie near you! Stay tuned as we’re constantly announcing the premieres around the world. Last week was Germany’s turn and in some weeks California, Panama & Japan are happening.

    ENJOY!

    OPEN – lgc skates Israel · short video from Longboard Girls Crew on Vimeo.

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