The Land

USA | 2016 | 97 minutes | Steven Caple Jr.

Yearning to escape the mean streets of Cleveland, four teenage skateboarders turn to petty crime only to run afoul of a local drug queenpin. Featuring supporting work from Michael Kenneth Williams ("The Wire") and Grammy-winning singer Erykah Badu.

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In the grand tradition of summer-set teen dramas, Steven Caple, Jr. makes his directorial debut with The Land, a narrative set in his native Cleveland. Young Cisco yearns to escape the mean streets of "The Land," and he spends his time with his skateboarding buddies Junior, Patty Cake, and Boobie, filming their tricks in the hopes of catching a sponsor's attention and going pro. In the meantime they support their hobby via carjacking, and after discovering a bagful of MDMA in a stolen car's trunk, they consider it a shortcut to their dream lives. But those drugs belong to Momma (Linda Emond, Indignation), a local queenpin who uses her food-stand empire as a front for a far-reaching criminal network, and she will do anything to recover her property—if not for the double-dealing employee hidden in her ranks. Featuring supporting work from Michael Kenneth Williams ("The Wire"), Grammy-winning singer Erykah Badu, and rapper Machine Gun Kelly, this Nas-produced cautionary tale is a gritty, tense caper with a solid hip-hop soundtrack and stylish cinematography, giving the genre a welcome dose of verisimilitude.

Director Biography
Cleveland native Steven Caple Jr. graduated from the University of Southern California. His production and directing credits can be seen in short films that have traveled around the international film festival circuit. He makes his feature-film directorial debut with The Land.

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  • Director: Steven Caple Jr.
  • Principal Cast: Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Michael Kenneth Williams, Erykah Badu
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 97 minutes
  • Producer: Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little, Tyler Davidson, Stephen Love, Blake Pickens
  • Screenplay: Steven Caple Jr.
  • Cinematographers: Steven Holleran
  • Editors: Saira Haider
  • Music: Jongnic Bontemps
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: IFC Films
  • International Sales: WME