62-years-old Alva, the oldest professional, skateboarder in the world, is considered by many to be the godfather of modern day skateboarding. Alva’s brand of aggression and bravado in the 70’s set the stage for the way skateboarding would be forever defined. 

Vans’ The Tony Alva Story chronicles T.A.’s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica to his rise to superstardom as part of the legendary Z-Boys, his inevitable drug-induced implosion and his ultimate rise from the ashes to accept his rightful place as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations of skateboarders the world over.

Directed by

Coan "Buddy" Nichols

Rick Charnoski


Coan "Buddy" Nichols

Rick Charnoski


Vans/Six Stair Productions


Tony Alva 

Jeff Grosso

Josh Brolin

Shepard Fairy

Steve Olson

Jeff Ament

Glen E. Friedman

Robert Trujillo

Jeff Ho

Pete Zehender

Gus Van Sant

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"Una vida de pasión y tablas: Tony Alva en el GIFF"

-Corre Camara

Santa Monica Premiere Date 

Saturday November 30

Special Guests Scheduled To Appear

Tony Alva

Ray Flores


Screening Time

@ 3:30P


AMC Broadway 4

1441 3rd Street Promenade

Santa Monica CA 90401


$20 General Admission includes @VANS t-shirt while supplies last.

Premiere Screening Sponsor

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