IFC Films has set an opening date of July 29th, 2016 (in theaters and on VOD) for writer/director Steven Caple Jr.’s drama feature “The Land,” which made its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year.
“The Land” follows 4 teenage boys who devote their summer to pursuing their dreams of becoming professional skateboarders, but when they get caught in the web of the local queenpin, their brotherhood is tested, disrupting their summer plans, and potentially more.
The film’s cast includes Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Erykah Badu, and Michael K. Williams.
“With his film The Land, Steven Caple Jr. continues Sundance Selects and IFC Films’ long history of bringing the best of first time filmmakers to the big screen. ‘The Land’ is an authentic and heartfelt drama and we’re delighted to be working with Steven on his amazingly touching debut feature,” said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, after the acquisition.
Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little, Tyler Davidson, Stephen “Dr” Love and Blake Pickens produced the film, which was executive produced by Charles D. King.
Nasir “Nas” Jones curated the film’s soundtrack, and also executive produced the project.
In honor of Go Skateboarding Day, IFC Films released the below clip from the film, featuring teenage stars Cisco (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), Junior (Moises Arias), Boobie (Ezri Walker), and Patty Cake (Rafi Gavron), as they shrug off school to practice skateboarding, which they hope will be their ticket to a better life. After the clip, you will find the film’s trailer:
And here’s the film’s trailer: