Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.
Slomo, trading a lab coat for a pair of rollerblades
An enigmatic character skates on a beach boulevard every day, in a sort of religious routine. While doing so, in his still wrinkled face there is a genuine sense of freedom that we do not normally see in people. Those who live in the place know him but nobody really knows who he is.
Slomo manages to enter into the life of this curious character, Dr. John Kitchin, who used to be a doctor and has now found meaning in life through skating. In a remarkable narrative synthesis, the short film not only makes us live the experience of skating with a versatile film camera, we also become witnesses of the intimate and sobering experiences of a man who was reborn for good.