© 2012 Brian Adams
Today is an exciting day for the shredders of Anchorage: VX Days, Ted Kim's fourth full-length skate film, is premiering at the Wilda Marston Theater at the Loussac Library. VX Days is a film that's been about 3 years in the making, so we don't need to write a long blog post to create any more hype around it. Everyone is already counting down the hours.
But we will say this: we love Ted, and we love his work. It has heart. What he portrays in his clips is the familial nature of the skate community here and what it means to love something with everything you have. Skaters here skate because they love it, because they have it in their hearts. The pavement in Alaska is rough, the kick-outs are quick, the summer is short, there is no industry up here to sponsor talent. But they're out there, early in the morning, all day long, and into the night.
If you've just passed by them on the street, you're missing something wonderful. You're missing art in motion. Thanks, Ted, for catching it.