The Delinquents Movie Friday, September 29, 8pm Pro Skateboards, Snowboards & Surfboards 6451 Quinpool Road
Two years of blood, sweat and beers will pay off Friday at Pro Skates with the premiere of The Delinquents Movie. Founded by Halifax native Ian MacArthur, The Delinquents is a group of dedicated snowboarders from the east coast whose motto is "working to get by, but living to ride." MacArthur developed the movie as a way to showcase Atlantic Canada's snowboarding scene, and after a lot of hard work and gnarly slams, it's finally coming to life on screen.
Created entirely by local filmers and riders, The Delinquents Movie is an attempt to push the scene to the next level, proving that our lack of massive hills and crazy parks doesn't curb the creativity of our riders. MacArthur says our landscape offers unique street spots. "Lots of our towns have old structures that are built directly on hills," he says, "which makes for some spots like no other."
Riders from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland shred their hometowns and other classic street spots around the region in the 22-minute film. MacArthur says he's proud that the boys came together to create some really exciting content, although it wasn't always easy. "It was definitely a learning curve with some serious bumps in the road," he says. Overall, MacArthur is stoked about the filmmaking experience and how much time he got to spend with his friends. "We get to have a blast doing what we love."
Photographer Eric Matheson, who provided his talents for some of the Halifax shoots, says MacArthur has worked harder than anybody to get this project out there to the world. "He's shaken a lotta babies," says Matheson, "and kissed a lotta hands."
The movie has its world premiere at Pro Skates on Friday night, with subsequent showings in Truro and Moncton this weekend. (Thanks to sponsors, MacArthur says they have some cool giveaways for the big night.) If you're not already stoked for the upcoming season, The Delinquents Movie is guaranteed to push you over the edge and have you begging for those first flakes to fall.