A little while back, an innovative gallery space known as Phi Centre came into existence within the heart of Old Montreal. This four story exhibition centre houses a variety of rooms that are fully equipped to provide any artist with a space to create and showcase their work. With such a high level of versatility, the building and staff give both artist and audience alike, a unique experience each and every time a show is held.
Over the past month, Phi Centre has been premiering films under the collective theme of "Skate or Die". A little over half way through the series, they still have 5 big ticket films to showcase. At the premiere of Bones Brigade: An AutoBiography on Aug 25, Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen were out and about, hanging with fans and doing their thing.
They ended up signing a few boards (5 to be exact!) that will be given away after each upcoming premiere. Hicks on Sticks shows tonight, Sept 27, so if you are anywhere in the neighbourhood GO SEE IT! Check out the review for the film in our current issue, but at the very least peep the trailer.
Waiting For Lightning premieres Oct 2, and we highly recommend checking this video out. When it showed in Vancouver last spring we had a chance to sit down with Danny Way and Jacob Rosenberg for an interview in our 10.2 issue. Way is continually pushing the boundaries of skating with tactics that would scare even the world's most ballsy human beings...and Rosenberg is there to capture every second of it.
Phi Centre also showed the new DragonSlayer film on Aug 30. We had the privilege of not only reviewing the movie, but to sit down with the director, Tristan Patterson when he was in town last year for VIFF. Check out the 9.5 issue for the review or you can watch the full interview on our youtube channel.