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Wheels keep on turning: 'The Rink' documents Newark's last roller skating haven - Amy Kuperinsky,The Star-Ledger

2013 Brooklyn Film Festival - Jonathan Tarleton, Urban Omnibus

Opening night of the 2013 New Jersey International Film Festival will feature the World Premiere screening of Sarah Friedland and Ryan Joseph's terrific documentary The Rink - Al Negrin, New Brunswick Patch

Sarah Friedland Talks About her Vibrant New Documentary RINK at Brooklyn Film Festival - Vimooz

NJ Film Fest is on a roll Newark-based documentary 'The Rink' is among international entries at Rutgers University series - Alex Biese, Asbury Park Pres


"Very powerful…the background on urban space—the loss of recreational space in the Region—is extremely important on so many levels." - Komozi Woodard- Board of Directors, Urban History Association and Professor of American History, Sarah Lawrence College

"The Rink brilliantly illustrates processes of urban segregation and exclusion in postindustrial cities, allowing students to visualize how social and economic transformations have impacted the lives of neighborhoods and communities." - Pilar Ortiz, Urban Studies, Queens College

"The Rink showed my students that social spaces matter, allowing individuals to become something greater and communities to come together." - Ryan Bazinet, Assistant Adjunct professor, Musicology, John Jay College

"The Rink provides a great starting point for discussions about race and the repercussions of urban renewal in Newark and elsewhere. It also inspired my students to ask why the majority of documentaries force-feed them information rather than serving as catalysts for conversation like The Rink!" - Augusta Palmer, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Arts, Saint Francis College