|27.02. / Wednesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 5|
Dragonslayer is an intimate vérité portrait of the life and era of Josh “Skreech” Sandoval, a 23-year-old skate legend and a new father from the stagnant suburbs of Fullerton in the aftermath of America’s economic collapse. Taking the viewer through a golden SoCal haze of broken homes, abandoned swimming pools and stray glimpses of unusual beauty, Dragonslayer captures his endless summer which finally collides with the future. Set to the alternately roaring and dreamy soundtrack by indie bands, this is a punk rock manifesto to youth, love and learning to survive after the decline of western civilisation.
Tristan Patterson is a screenwriter and director living in Los Angeles. After graduating from Yale University, he worked on the first and only Dogma 95 movie made in America, Harmony Korine’s Julien Donkey Boy (1999). He has written screenplays for Disney, Fox and Warner Brothers. He is attached to direct his own screenplay Electric Slide starring Ewan McGregor for Killer Films and Myriad Pictures. Dragonslayer is his first feature film.
2011, 74', video
Jennifier Tiexiera, Lizzy Calhoun
John Baker, Christine Vachon
Animals of Combat, Drag City, Killer Films
Festivals & Awards:
HotDocs 2011 – Best International Feature; SXSW South by Southwest 2011 – Best Documentary Feature, Best Cinematography; CPH:DOX 2011 Viennale Vienna International Film Festival 2011; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2011; IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2011; Visions du Réel 2011
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