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Bill Butler in 8 Wheels and Some Soul Brotha' Music

8 Wheels and Some Soul Brotha' Music

2008 NR

Filmmaker Tyrone D. Dixon celebrates the lively culture of urban jam skating, where participants strap on old-school-style roller skates and hit the rink to show off their dance-inspired moves. Dixon also examines the sport's history, its funk and R&B music and its different regional incarnations -- such as the Detroit Open House style -- but the real joy comes from seeing these skilled skaters get down with it out on the hardwood floor.