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Skateland (2011)

Skateland

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

May 13, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

98 min.

Studio

Freestyle Releasing

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Anthony Burns

Producer

Anthony Burns, Brandon Freeman, Heath Freeman, Justin Gilley, Nicholas Jayanty, Victor Moyers

Screenwriter

Anthony Burns, Brandon Freeman, Heath Freeman

Starring

  • Shiloh Fernandez as Ritchie Wheeler
  • Ashley Greene as Michelle Burkham
  • Heath Freeman
  • Brett Cullen
  • A.J. Buckley
  • Taylor Handley
  • James LeGros
  • Ellen Hollman

Story


Skateland explores the rupture of charismatic Ritchie Wheeler, brother and sister Brent and Michelle Burkham, and wise-cracking lady-killer Kenny Crawford's 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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Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Greene and Taylor Handley in Freestyle Releasing's Skateland (2011)
Shiloh Fernandez stars as Ritchie Wheeler and Ashley Greene stars as Michelle Burkham in Freestyle Releasing's Skateland (2011)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Jaime King
The Premiere of 'Skateland'
May 11, 2011
Ashley Greene
The Premiere of 'Skateland'
May 11, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it just provides inspiration..”
by Alison Willmore [A.V. Club]
“..better at atmosphere than story isn't all bad..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..a fine array of performances..”
by Kevin Thomas [LA Times]