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Teenage buddies Cisco, Boobie, Junior, and Patty Cake skateboard the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, dreaming of getting discovered by a sponsor and skating their way out of poverty. That is, until the boys discover a bag full of pills in the back of a stolen car. Cisco’s entrepreneurial instincts take over, and in a flash their lives get better. But no one counted on having to come face to face with the cold, calulating, and notorious drug queenpin, “Momma,” who runs the toughest gang in town.

Director Steven Caple Jr. makes an auspicious debut with this atmospheric film filled with pitch-perfect performances by an ensemble cast, including newcomer Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Erykah Badu, Machine Gun Kelly, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Linda Emond, who is bone chilling as Momma. More than a crime drama, The Land is a beautifully rendered story about friendship, values, and what it means for disaffected youth to come of age on the streets of Cleveland.

YEAR 2015

SECTION NEXT

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 102 min

EMAIL lizzie@sandbarpictures.net

PHONE (424) 288-4096

Credits

Director
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Executive Producer
Producer
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Director Of Photography
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Artist Bio

Steven Caple Jr.

Cleveland, Ohio, native Steven Caple Jr. began his career as a graduate student at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. His short film, A Different Tree, won the Director’s Guild of America Student Film Award, the HBO Short Film Competition at the American Black Film Festival, and the Audience Choice Award at NBC Shortcuts. Since then, HBO selected Caple to direct a one-act stage comedy for their inaugural Character and Scene Studio.