Dec 02 - Dec 07, 2011
(Tristan Patterson, 2011, USA, Blu-ray, 85 min)
Director in attendance Saturday
*Please note updated showtimes
Director Tristan Patterson brings an intimate, cinematic look into the life of 23-year-old skate legend Josh “Skreech” Sandoval with this verité-style documentary. While following Skreech around Fullerton, California, the film captures a special time in the lives of SoCal youth—skating in abandoned swimming pools, experimenting with drugs, experiencing first loves and the effect of broken homes. The film is set to an impressive soundtrack of contemporary indie-rock bands, including Best Coast, Bipolar Bear, Children, Dungen, Death and Thee Oh Sees. Drag City’s second feature release (following Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers), Dragonslayer earned the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at SXSW 2011, and the Grand Jury Prize for Best International Feature at HodDocs 2011.
"SW Pick: Patterson's one-of-a-kind hybrid captures a socio-historical moment with the kind of charged authenticity that only comes from a willingness to embrace contradictions: It's discursive and hypnotic, laconic and urgent." —Seattle Weekly
"Patterson’s portrait of youth is the quintessential debut of 2011." —Jordan M. Smith, ION Cinema