Bittersweet documentary about an Orange County skate-punk.
The aimless, amiable world of Orange County skate-punks is beautifully conjured up in this bittersweet documentary, which steers well clear of the awesome-tricks-and-loud-music formula found in many skateboard movies. We follow struggling pro Josh ‘Skreech’ Sandoval through tournaments, photo-shoots and parties as he comes to terms with fatherhood (by getting a big tattoo of a rocket), trawls Google Earth for empty pools to explore, and tries to imagine a life beyond skating. Sprinkled with beautiful moments and lovely, languid HD photography, Dragonslayer picked up the Grand Jury Award at last year’s SXSW Festival.
Dir: Tristan Patterson