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United Skates

Dyana Winkler, Tina Brown
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
Running Time:91:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:00 PM EST
Saturday, November 10
Station Main

Director: Tina Brown & Dyana Winkler
Writer: Dyana Winkler
Cast: Reggie Brown

When America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture–one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream media for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talent.


For nearly a decade, DYANA WINKLER worked full time supporting filmmakers at the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and later the Tribeca Film Institute Feature Film Program. Winkler also worked as a screener for Chicken & Egg Pictures, programmed for the Sundance Film Festival and the Outfest Film Festival and is an alumni of the Film Independent Fast Track and Documentary Lab, the Chicken and Egg Diversity Fellowship and the Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Ranch. Her most recent narrative screenplay, Bell, was awarded the 2016 Sundance Sloan Commissioning grant, the 2017 SFFILM Science in Film Grant, and participated in the 2017 Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab.

For more than 20 years New York-based, Vietnamese-Australian filmmaker TINA BROWN has worked in media and entertainment through various roles including film publicist, magazine
editor and writer, TV & Film producer, and now filmmaker. Brown co-produced the award-winning feature-length documentary Dear Mandela, which was supported by the Sundance Institute and was nominated for an African Academy Award. In 2009, she co-founded 2300 Films with her multi Emmy-award winning Director of Photography husband, Matt Peterson ACS. They have shot TV features and commercials in almost every U.S. state including Alaska and Hawaii, and international locations from the San Blas Islands to Portugal.