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SnagFilms Free Movie of the Week: 'Dragonslayer' is a Coming-of-Age Story Like No Other

Photo of Jon Fusco By Jon Fusco | Indiewire August 21, 2014 at 12:21PM

Winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, "Dragonslayer" centers on a carefree California skateboarder on the cusp of adulthood who must learn how to take responsibility for himself.
Tristan Patterson's "Dragonslayer."
AFI Fest. Tristan Patterson's "Dragonslayer."

"It wasn't about money, it was about being a scumbag."

Josh "Skreech" Sandoval is a new breed of American Hero; a skate punk phoenix who emerged from the abandoned swimming pools of suburban Southern California. He's got no job, no home, no money, a six month old kid and no desire to do anything but shred. Stuck in a time warp, he's the type to take a crisis, roll it up and smoke it until it disappears.

From the producers of Harmony Korine's "Trash Humpers," "Dragonslayer" captures Sandoval and the great state of California in the midst of the recession. Deep in the throes of economic depression, Skreech is content to remain idle and watch the middle class decay around him. 

In the end, it'll leave you wondering if you should just drop everything, buy a board and become a skate park bum yourself.

[Editor's note: SnagFilms is Indiewire's parent company.]

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