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Panel Discussion - I Am Thalente
June 21st 6:30pm
In celebration of National Go Skateboarding Day, The Grand Cinema is proud to share the new documentary I am Thalente.
Homeless since the age of nine, South African skateboarder Thalente Biyela travels to the US to pursue his dream of becoming a professional skateboarder. Through his eyes, we experience what it takes to rise up out of circumstance and escape a lifetime on the streets.
After the film, enjoy a Kona beer (for those 21+, of course) and talk with our amazing panelists at our post-film discussion.
Join Metro Parks Tacoma commissioner Jessie Baines, Alchemy Skateboarding Executive Director Ben Warner, Camp Fire Orca Executive Director Mary Grant, and others as we discuss the film, the issues it addresses, and learn more about skating in Tacoma.
Thank you to our event partners Alchemy Skateboarding & Kona Brewing Company!