DRAGONSLAYER documents the transgressions of a lost skate punk falling in love in the stagnant suburbs of Fullerton, California 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 the life and times of Josh "Skreech" Sandoval, a local skate legend and new father, as his endless summer finally collides with the future. Set to the alternately roaring and dreamy soundtrack of bands from the indie label Mexican Summer and Kemado Records-including Best Coast, Bipolar Bear, Children, Dungen, Eddy Current and the Suppression Ring, Golden Triangle, Jacuzzi Boys, Little Girls, Real Estate, The Soft Pack, Saviours, as well as DEATH and Thee Oh Sees-DRAGONSLAYER is a punk-rock manifesto to youth, love and learning to survive after the decline of western civilization.
Dragonslayer -- An intimate v rit portrait of the life and times of Josh Skreech Sandoval, a 23-year-old skate legend from the stagnant suburbs of Fullerton California
Dragonslayer -- Directed by Tristan Patterson and executive produced by indie-maverick Christine Vachon, Dragonslayer is the Grand Jury Prize Winner for Best Documentary at SXSW 2011 and the second feature film to be released theatrically by Drag City Records following Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers.
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Back in the days when everyone believed in magic, a horrifying fire-breathing dragon terrorized the sixth-century British countryside. The only hope for the beleaguered citizens is an aging sorcerer (Sir Ralph Richardson). But when he is killed before he can save the people, the task falls on his young apprentice, Galen (Peter MacNicol). Galen’s mission is complicated by resistance from the king - and by falling in love - but his biggest challenge comes when he is suddenly face to face with the dreaded monster. Is his magic enough to save him?
This film profiles twentysomething Josh Sandoval, a drug-dabbling skateboarder trying to make sense of life in suburban Southern California.
Hailed by The New York Times as "the best movie about the life and world of skateboarders since Dogtown," Tristan Patterson's directorial debut Dragonslayer documents the transgressions of Josh "Skreech" Sandoval, a local skate legend from the stagnant suburbs of Fullerton, California, in the aftermath of America's economic collapse. Executive produced by Christine Vachon (Kids, Boys Don't Cry) and released theatrically by legendary indie imprint Drag City Records (Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers), the film takes the viewer through a golden SoCal haze of lost youth, broken homes and abandoned swimming pools, set to a soundtrack of bands from Mexican Summer and Kemado Records—including Best Coast, Bipolar Bear, Children, Dungen, Jacuzzi Boys, Little Girls and The Soft Pack—as well as Death and Thee Oh Sees. Dragonslayer won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at SXSW 2011 and was named one of the 10 Best Films of 2011 by critics at indieWire, L Magazine and numerous other publications.
Directed by Tristan Patterson and executive produced by indie-maverick Christine Vachon, Dragonslayer is the Grand Jury Prize Winner for Best Documentary at SXSW 2011 and the second feature film to be released theatrically by Drag City Records following Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers.
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