This looks dope. Local film premiering this Thursday at the Arbol Cafe.
Sole is a documentary that takes an almost anthropological look into the underground world of sneaker culture in Philadelphia. This film is part of the WYBE series called Philadelphia Stories. A portion of it will air on PBS Affiliate WYBE in May as a part of their sixth season of the annual mini-series event. While sneakers serve may serve their functional or fashionable purposes for hundreds of millions, they also serve as a serious hobby and lifestyle for mavens the world over. Sneakers become not only a collector's item, but some would say that they are even part of a modern art movement.The film goes deep into this underground world by interviewing boutique owners as well as designers and store buyers in order to bring full perspective into this unique business. Sole brings the viewer inside their world for a truly entertaining and informative look into the multidimensional landscape that is sneaker culture. Follow Philadelphia's heavy sneaker hitters as well as everyday sneaker collectors to see what makes them so oddly passionate about this multi-billion dollar industry.
When: Thursday, May 22, 2008, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Arbol Café (209 Poplar Street)
Cost: FREE (BYOB)
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