|Josh Landan and Tara Dakides talk about the film after the screening|
Sunday night Against the Grain, a documentary about Tara Dakides’ life, had it’s world premiere at the X-Dance film festival in Salt Lake City. Josh Landan, an award winning filmmaker, takes us back to Tara’s early years as an accomplished gymnast, through her troubled adolescence, and into her years of snowboarding dominance.
Todd Richards, Pat Bridges, Chanelle Sladics, and Sal Masakela are just a few of the people interviewed during the film. The film is narrated by Pink.
Against the Grain revealed some of Tara’s history that will shock most people, especially ones that think they already know about her life. We don’t want to give it away but Tara’s overcome much more than just a broken home to get where she is.
Tara says in the film "Punk rock and skateboarding was my release and outlet."
In the question and answer session after the film, Tara admitted that she has never told anyone much of what’s in the film. I spoke to Tara after the show and she told me how nervous she was about people seeing the film.
Against the Grain will be coming out next fall, but is playing in several more film festivals before it’s official release.