'Roll Bounce': 1970s Roller Disco Memories

Malcolm Lee in the studios of NPR West in Culver City, Calif.

hide captionMalcolm Lee in the studios of NPR West in Culver City, Calif.

Taylor Brittany-Ford, NPR

Director Malcolm Lee made a name for himself with The Best Man and Undercover Brother. His new film, Roll Bounce, is set in the golden era of 1970s roller-skate jams.

Scenes from 'Roll Bounce'

Get a sneak preview of Malcolm Lee's latest comedy:

It's a coming-of-age comedy starring hip-hop star Bow Wow who, with his crew of fellow skaters, rules their local rink. But when that home rink closes, they migrate over to a rival rink to find their skills are no match for the local crew — for now...

Lee says his film is as much about family as it is roller skating — 10 percent of the ticket sales from the film's premiere will go to supporting the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

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