SYNOPSIS: The streets of New York may be temporarily silent, but in the middle of Manhattan in the early 1990s, it was the site of a dynamic collision between two vibrant subcultures: skateboarding and hip-hop. Jeremy Elkin’s documentary All Streets Are Silent, narrated by Eli Morgan Gesner, brings to life the magic of this time period and the convergence that created an urban style and visual language that had a major and lasting cultural impact. If Paris Burns and Kids have a baby, you’ll get this documentary love letter to New York — examining race, community, fashion, and street culture — and is filled with archival clips featuring legendary characters and characters from downtown.
Featuring Rosario Dawson, Harold Hunter, Justin Pierce, Keith Hoffnagel, Daryl McDaniels (Run DMC), Jefferson Bang, Bobito Garcia, Stretch Armstrong, Cole Keith, Leo Fitzpatrick, FAB 5 FREDDY, PETER BICI, YUKI WATANABE, PATTER CLAY BEATRICE DOMOND, TYSHAWN JONES, and more.
Directed, produced and edited by Jeremy Elkin
Written by Jeremy Elkin and Dana Brown
Narrated by: Eli Jessner
Produced by Dana Brown
Co-produced by Kipper Jones
Co-producers: Allen Grant, Josh Stewart, Samuel Gorsky, Ted Newsom
DAVID KOH . Production Executive
Director of Photography Jeremy Elkin
Original score by LARGE PROFESSOR
Archival material by ELI GESNER, YUKI WATANABE, RB UMALI
Animator and consultant editor JASON JENKINS
*Official Selection for the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival*
Running time: 88 minutes
Distributor: Greenwich Entertainment