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Dragonslayer''Empty pools and f---ed up houses'' that have succumbed to the real estate bust in Orange County, Calif., are the natural habitat of low-hopes skateboard...DragonslayerDocumentary''Empty pools and f---ed up houses'' that have succumbed to the real estate bust in Orange County, Calif., are the natural habitat of low-hopes skateboard...2011-11-04
YOUTH REBELLION Skating in abandoned swimming pools in Dragonslayer

YOUTH REBELLION Skating in abandoned swimming pools in Dragonslayer

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Dragonslayer

Genre: Documentary; Release Date Limited: 11/04/2011

”Empty pools and f—ed up houses” that have succumbed to the real estate bust in Orange County, Calif., are the natural habitat of low-hopes skateboard rat Josh “Skreech” Sandoval, the subject of Tristan Patterson’s outstanding documentary. There’s nothing to emulate about such a banged-up 23-year-old ”pool skater.” Yet with its propulsive punk-rock soundtrack and beautifully rough cinematography, Dragonslayer makes you care about this scrawny young man, skating to nowhere. A-

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