"The Blackboard" documentary film was produced and directed by attorney/indie filmmaker Marquis Bradshaw. The award winning film aims to challenge what it means to be black in America by examining the issue of acceptance within the black community through the lens of skateboarding culture.

"The Blackboard" stars prominent black pro skaters Jabari Pendleton, Karl Watson, and Ron Allen (one of the first black pro skaters and one of the first skaters to ever receive major corporate sponsorship).
As it relates to pop culture, skateboarding among black people has only in recent years become socially acceptable, beginning with artists such as Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell Williams.

 June 18, 2016
San Francisco, CA


1538 Fillmore Street

San Francisco Black Film Festival

6 pm - 10 pm

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July 28, 2016
San Francisco, CA


1632 Haight Street

8 pm

Free Screening


September 24, 2016
Pula, Croatia

Vladimir Skate Film Festival

Kino Valli Theater

8 pm

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November 14, 2016
Rio De Janiero, Brazil

Mimpi Film Festival

20 hours (8 pm)

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December 2, 2016
Oakland, CA

Oakland School for the Arts

530 18th Street

January 15, 2017
Portsmouth, VA

Hard Times Skate Shop

67 Afton Pkwy

2 pm

January 16, 2017
Portsmouth, VA
Hard Times Skate Shop
67 Afton Pkwy
2 pm

March 22, 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Melkwig

Lijnbaansgracht 234A, 1017 PH

August 15, 2017

Turku, Finland

Brinkkalan sisäpiha, Vanha Suurtori 3, 20500 

8 PM - 1 AM UTC+03


About The Film