It's Time To Come Of Age With This New Skateland Trailer
Now that Sundance 2011 is firing off, one of last yearís festival films, the Ashley Greene-starring Skateland, is finally making its way to the mainstream after a year of cruising the festival circuit.
MTV has a new trailer for the film and, well, itís definitely a coming of age movie set in the 80ís, thatís for sure. Watching this you canít help but think that this is just a heavier Dazed and Confused complete with its very own Matthew McConaughey look alike (and set a decade later, of course). Not that it looks bad by any means, the acting looks decent and the cinematography looks stellar, itís just not anything we havenít seen before.
See for yourself below and decide whether or not you think itíll be worth your time when it hits theaters in April.
Hereís the official synopsis for anyone whoís interested:
Skateland explores the rupture of charismatic Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez), brother and sister Brent and Michelle Burkham (Heath Freeman and Greene), and wise-cracking lady-killer Kenny Crawford's (Taylor Handley) seemingly complacent existence as they struggle with the collapse of their tumultuous home lives, the alcohol-induced idling of reckless adolescence, and the wane of their hometown hangout, the local roller rink. A story syncopated with moments of violent turbulence, of heartbreak and of new beginnings, Skateland immerses the audience in the brutal, but beautiful vastness of East Texas blue skies and the emotional claustrophobia of the bible belt. Enveloped by the brooding melodies and incendiary rock riffs of the early 80's, Skateland is a place where aging values wrestle with contemporary pop culture to create a paradoxical balance between old and new.
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