Shannon has just returned to visit his former dealer crew one last time. They hang out in the backyard of a broken-down house. As they start to head out, Willie, a house resident, offers a sermon.
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Since the mid-90s, thousands of women in border-town Juarez, Mexico have disappeared or been murdered. Idealistic Juarez newcomer Officer Blanca (Ana de la Reguera, Nacho Libre) faces the local epidemic of homicides with a strong commitment to bring justice in the small town. Instead she finds a shockingly indifferent government, overrun by fatalism and apathy. Backyard is an uncompromising look into the pitfalls of a resigned society trying to survive without a moral compass.
BACKYARD – The Movie is a realisation and celebration of Reykjavík's creative spirit. It is the embodiment of what happens when a group of friends work hard at implementing and executing an idea, and it is simply because they're having fun! It is pure joy on celluloid, and you should join this party, which features performances by Múm, FM Belfast, Sin Fang, Hjaltalín, Retro Stefson, Borko & Reykjavík! Most of them are internationally known due to their releases on Morr Music and Kimi Records.
This is what happened: After he had successfully organized a concert (featuring eight bands in twelve hours), Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson (of FM Belfast fame) found himself pretty amazed by the energy and velocity of his local scene. He thought: "I should throw a party like this in my own backyard. So he invited all his friends and favourite local bands to play a show in his small backyard over the course of a couple of days. And he also invited filmmaker Árni Sveinsson.
The bands don't sound anything alike - they are all doing their own thing. What they share is a friendship, a mentality and approach that surpasses any superficial differences. This is not so much what you would call a 'scene'. It's a group of friends: Take Borko kicking off the movie with his lo-fi majesty against Hjaltalín's intricate baroque; múm's delicate patchwork against Reykjavík!'s drunken artwork or FM Belfast's ungovernable will to party (which marks the finale grande here). It's all there, and it works together because the shared idea is not a sound, but a feeling. This feeling is perfectly captured in Backyard.
In the heat of the Nevada Desert, two brothers fight to settle it once and for all in the "3 Stages of Hell:" battle in a barbed wire ring; buried alive in the scorching sands;" a grave covered by a plank wrapped in barbed wire and set aflame# Introduced by WWF Superstar Rob Van Dam. Also meet The Lizard, Chaos, Scar, Heartless and Sic, who inhabit the violent and bizarre world of backyard wrestling where lightbulbs, fire, thumbtacks, mousetraps and glass are weapons of choice. Beyond Jackass... Beyond Fight Club... Welcome to The Backyard.
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