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All This Mayhem (15)


All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. Read more …

In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding, brothers Tas and Ben Pappas' intense bond and charisma take them from the pinnacle of their sport into a spiraling world of self-destruction.

The critical consensus

Martin turns a cautionary tale into rollercoaster material: with extraordinary home-video footage capturing the Pappas’ rise and fall with an immediacy that leaves you stirred, shaken and moved.

****(*)Kevin Harley, Total Film, 21/07/2014

Candid and clear-eyed, this doc will wow boarding fans but has something to offer to the unconverted too.

***(*)(*)Simon Crook, Empire Online, 04/08/2014

Sucker punched by all this drama.

****(*)Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies, 07/08/2014

Where and when?

Cameo, Edinburgh from Friday August 8, 2014, until Thursday August 14, 2014. More info:

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Friday August 8, 2014, until Thursday August 14, 2014. More info:

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday August 15, 2014, until Thursday August 21, 2014. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Tuesday September 2, 2014, until Thursday September 4, 2014. More info:

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