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The Rink

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The Rink

Release Date: February 21, 2015

Year    :   2015
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Genres    :   Documentary
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Director    :   Sarah Friedland
Producers    :   Sarah Friedland, Ryan Joseph
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RunTime    :   55 mins.

Branch Brook Park Roller Rink, located in Newark, NJ, is one of the few remaining urban rinks of its kind. This concrete structure is nestled in a public park bordered by public housing and a highway. Upon first glance, the exterior resembles a fallout shelter; however, the streamers and lights of the interior are reminiscent of 1970s roller discos. This 55 minute documentary depicts a space cherished by skaters and a city struggling to move beyond its past and forge a new narrative amidst contemporary social issues.


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