Christine Vachon


15 November 2011

Not much to say about the adventures of low-life Josh “Skreech” Sandoval, the main character from Dragonslayer whose life, despite seeming an apparent skating disorder, becomes the best representation of the inland kids who struggle to find themselves in the aftermath of AmericaŹ¼s economic collapse.

Still from Dragonslayer
Still from Dragonslayer

Being released this very month in the States the documentary is being screened all across the States until late January (more info on venues & dates on their facebook) and with the warranty the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature @ SXSW provides, it’s instantly become THE new youth manifesto to watch.

Tristan Patterson has tried to capture the life and times of this “local skate legend and new father, as his endless summer finally collides with the future”. And because it’s seasoned with a soundtrack from Mexican Summer and Kemado Records we really didn’t hesitate in posting it.

Make sure you don’t miss it if you have the opportunity and let’s hope it gets to this side of the pond, it’s always interesting to know how kids from the rotting suburbs of inland California live…. they’re not that different from kids over here are they?

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