April 29, 2014

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The Devil’s Toy Redux

The Devil's Toy

1966: Claude Jutra creates The Devil’s Toy, one of the first skate films.
2014: 14 directors around the world re-imagine this seminal film.

The Devil’s Toy Redux is a kickflip in New York City that lands in South Africa. It’s a nose grind through skate culture that goes around the world. It’s a railslide that starts with Claude Jutra’s 1966 original film and ends in your browser window.

Shot in New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, Victoriaville, Lyon (France), Bad Durkheim (Germany), Athens, Bor (Serbia), Johannesburg and Singapore, The Devil’s Toy Redux is global in its cinematic scope, yet remains a highly personal experience—just like skateboarding.

Presented right alongside the 1966 film, The Devil’s Toy Redux is, in many ways, a tribute to the original film. At the same time, it is also an invitation to see skateboarding culture through a multiplicity of lenses. Skateboarders, filmmakers, web developers and designers bring their unique point of view to this collective work.

A production of the NFB in collaboration with ARTE.

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