Dragonslayer Opens in Theaters
Dragonslayer, a Cinereach 2010 grantee and winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at SXSW, begins its theatrical release on Friday, November 4th.
Executive Produced by Christine Vachon, Tristan Patterson’s directorial debut draws a vivid portrait of a new generation of kids growing up in the rotting suburbs of inland California by following one of them, a skater named Skreech, over the course of a typically turbulent year.
Skreech’s skating may be framed by the sloped walls of an empty swimming pool, but his story fits into a larger scope of dimished dreams. As described in a New York Times profile of the film, “Existing on the fringes, pool skating has always thrived during times of crisis.”
With acclaimed cinematography by Eric Koretz, textured score by T. Griffin, and a galloping soundtrack populated by musicians from rock labels Mexican Summer and Kemado Records, Dragonslayer‘s energy is best experienced big and loud in a theater.
The film opens in New York at the Cinema Village and travels around the country in the weeks that follow. This is the second feature film to be released theatrically by Drag City Records. Check out their website for more information about where Dragonslayer will play next.
In advance of its opening weekend, New Yorkers can get into the Dragonslayer mood at a free concert on Tuesday, November 1st. The bands Psychic Ills and Endless Boogie, and DJ Steve Lowenthal, will provide the night’s soundtrack at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. See details in the flyer below.