“Four teenage boys devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, by pursuing a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local queenpin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to make this summer their last” reads the synopsis.
The Land was written and directed by Cleveland’s own, filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. It was filmed in Cleveland, Ohio and stars Erykah Badu, Ezzy, The Wire’s Michael K. Williams, Kim Coates, Machine Gun Kelly, Moises Arias, and more. As if that’s not an impressive lineup already, musician Nas is the Executive Producer and produced the soundtrack for The Land.
It was announced on Monday, February 22nd, that New York’s IFC Films would acquire the movie for the U.S. The Land premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the NEXT section, winning the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.
There is no set release date as of yet but it is set to debut during the second half of 2016. You can watch some interviews with the cast and creators of The Land here