Dogtown and Z-Boys
|Dogtown and Z-Boys|
|Directed by||Stacy Peralta|
|Produced by||Agi Orsi|
|Written by||Stacy Peralta
|Narrated by||Sean Penn|
Michael Ramsey (voice)
Wentzle Ruml IV
Glen E. Friedman
|Editing by||Paul Crowder|
|Running time||91 minutes|
Dogtown and Z-Boys is a 2001 documentary film directed by Stacy Peralta. Using a mix of film 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. The film is narrated by Sean Penn.
Much of the archival footage used in the film came from teenagers who wanted to be a part of the Z-Boys group but were not good enough skateboarders so they got to be a part of the Z-Boys group by filming and photographing them.
Peralta was not the only Z boy to work on the film; former Zephyr team members, photojournalists Craig Stecyk and Glen E. Friedman, were the film’s co-writer and co-producer, respectively. 
According to Stacy Peralta in a 2004 interview, "Dogtown has sold over a million DVDs and more than 700,000 VHS."
In 2001, Stacy Peralta won the Sundance Film Festival Award for Directing Award Documentary. (http://history.sundance.org/films/2222)
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- Olson, Steve (2001). "Dogtown Chronicles: Stacy Peralta interview". Juice Magazine (53). Archived from the original on December 10, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
- (Steinhart, Daniel. "Profiles: Stacy Peralta: "Dogtown and Z-Boys"." The Independent Film & Video Monthly 2002: 12-. International Index to Performing Arts Full Text. Web. 15 Oct. 2011 http://search.proquest.com/docview/2356719?accountid=8285.)
- Marcus, Ben (2004). "Stacy Peralta Riding Giants Sundance Surfer". Surfer. Source Interlink Media. Archived from the original on June 4, 2008. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
- Official website
- Dogtown and Z-Boys at the Internet Movie Database
- Dogtown – The Legend of the Z-Boys - The book that inspired the film
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