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Watch: Official US Trailer for 80's Coming of Age Film 'Skateland'

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January 20, 2011
Source: MTV

Skateland Trailer

Sundance 2011 is about to kick off, so it's a trip down memory lane for me to watch this, since Skateland premiered at Sundance last year and that's where I saw it. The film is a vintage 80's coming-of-age drama starring Ashley Greene, Shiloh Fernandez, A.J. Buckley and Haley Ramm and more. It follows a group of kids and explores how their lives change when the local roller rink shuts down. It's actually pretty good, but nothing incredible, but this new official trailer from MTV sells it very well. In fact, I want to see this again, looking forward to rewatching it. Oh but watch out, because Ashley Greene will melt your heart.

Watch the official US trailer for Anthony Burns' Skateland:

In the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a very new way. This also stars Finch Nissen, Taylor Handley, James LeGros and Brett Cullen.

Skateland is directed by first-time feature filmmaker Anthony Burns, who attended Southwest Texas State University, and co-wrote the screenplay with brothers Brandon and Heath Freeman, who also co-produced the film. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, and later played at the SXSW, Dallas, Seattle, Indianapolis and Edmonton Film Festivals. Freestyle Releasing is bringing Skateland to limited US theaters starting on March 25th this spring. Look good? Visit the official website or their official Facebook.

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  • Anonymous
    meh. - seems like young-adult angst and not much else.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1503900114 Tyler Morgan
    Ever since Deadgirl I can't watch Shiloh Fernandez in a film with a normal storyline. It's one of those, "I know where you've been..." situations.
    • i have no name
      LOLZ
  • Debbiedowner
    This movie is so bad. Saw it SXSW, feels like all the worst parts of high school made by the kids you couldn't stand.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9emWB_rrMt0 Crapola
    If I've said it once, I've said it 10 times on this site. Fuck MTV. What is it with their policy of not showing trailers to Europe? The film looks balls anyways. I'm going to set my house on fire.
  • Maxalnutt
    what 80's universe did this come from? Nothing about this trailer says 80's eccept the skates.
    • Klausey
      It's the 80's reimagined through Urban Outfitters.
  • D.
    Rsss... you are gettin old Alex...rssss Yeah, so as i. And my heart has melted just a few minutes ago. Cheers 80's.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502160911 Dan Arbiture
    I didn't know Mr. $tencil would pose for pictures that had less than half his crotch in the shot...
  • Silencio!
    Looks promising but you can't help but raise your eyebrows to the sight of the name Shiloh on screen...poor bastard.
  • arjones
    YAWN.......

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