If you think Binary Code is all about ones and zeroes, you're sorely mistaken. Nosegrinds, kickflips and ollies? That's more like it. Local clothing company MTtheory will host the premiere of their full-length skateboarding video Binary Code on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Knitting Factory.
"We have a skateboard team, a snowboard team, a kayak team and a breakdance team," said MTtheory owner Mat Thompson. "The skateboard team is mostly local guys--there's a couple of guys from Northern California and one guy from Eastern Idaho. Those guys got together and did some traveling in a big van in the Northwest and into California and shot some footage at skate parks and street locations and put together a full length video."
Trevor Atkinson of Tre Juice Productions did the video editing for the 47-minute long Binary Code, which features skaters like Seekie Dixey, Brad Beech, Keith Oliver, Bryant Chapo and Jaison Brooks. But, as Thompson explained, the video isn't the only attraction.
"They're letting us have microphones, and we know some guys that are really good at beatboxing and freestyling," said Thompson. "We're going to show some other short videos before the main video starts, and then I think the breakdancers are going to do something after the film."
Tickets for Binary Code are $6 at the door, but Thompson has distributed tons of free tickets to local skate shops and will hand out more to anyone who e-mails firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $6, Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, rhetoricstyle.com/mttheory/events.