DOGTOWN & Z-BOYS PART 1 OF 5
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) is a documentary about the history of skateboarding.
Using a mix of film of the Zephyr skateboard team shot in the 1970s by Craig Stecyk and more recent interviews, the documentary tells the story of a group of teenage surfer/skateboarders and their influence on the history of skateboarding (and to a lesser extent surfing) culture. It is narrated by Sean Penn and directed by Stacy Peralta.
Dogtown was, is and always will be Santa Monica. Jeff Ho's shop was on the corner of Bay and Main, right next to where the Horizons West shop founded by Z-Boy Nathan Pratt currently exists. The famous Bicknell Hill is two blocks from the shop, firmly rooted in Santa Monica. The Dogbowl was located in SM and the POP was as well. No doubt there were both SM and Venice heads in the crew, but the constant reference to Venice as Dogtown is way off base.
***The Z-Boy story was also made into a feature film, Lords of Dogtown, in late 2005.***