Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu


Aro Recommended Dogtown and Z-Boys


USA 2001, 91 minutes
Dir. Stacy Peralta
Rating: [M]
Genres: Documentary / Youth

Topics: Sport, Surf's Up!.


Aroview: Celebrated beyond its niche audience of surf-and-skaters, this documentary recounts the origins and rise to fame (and mixed fortune) of a fringy LA surf gang who graduated by circumstance and sheer attitude to become skateboarding revolutionaries and influential alternative pop icons.

A labour of love (and love letter!) for film-maker and former skate-star Peralta, whose autobiographical, nostalgic approach forsakes hard-nosed ‘drama’ for a refreshingly authentic vibe. Validated by the rock’n’roll fraternity, the soundtrack is jammed with eclectic 70s rock (from Hendrix to Devo, and the coup of Led Zeppelin!), and the narration of Sean Penn.

Member Reviews

Average rating 3 stars. (Good Enough) (Good Enough). Showing 1-1 of 1 member reviews.

Have your say  Reviewing Films

DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • trailers

Close Relatives


more matches…

Dogtown and Z-Boys cover
DVD (R4) $6 Rent

Prices in $NZD (incl. GST)

Your basket is empty