Watch: Official US Trailer for 80's Coming of Age Film 'Skateland'
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.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
meh. - seems like young-adult angst and not much else.
Anonymous on Jan 20, 2011
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.
Tyler Morgan on Jan 20, 2011
i have no name on Jan 21, 2011
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.
Debbiedowner on Jan 20, 2011
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.
Crapola on Jan 20, 2011
what 80's universe did this come from? Nothing about this trailer says 80's eccept the skates.
Maxalnutt on Jan 20, 2011
It's the 80's reimagined through Urban Outfitters.
Klausey on Jan 20, 2011
Rsss... you are gettin old Alex...rssss Yeah, so as i. And my heart has melted just a few minutes ago. Cheers 80's.
D. on Jan 20, 2011
I didn't know Mr. $tencil would pose for pictures that had less than half his crotch in the shot...
Dan Arbiture on Jan 20, 2011
Looks promising but you can't help but raise your eyebrows to the sight of the name Shiloh on screen...poor bastard.
Silencio! on Jan 22, 2011
arjones on Jan 24, 2011
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