Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Drag City presents Dragonslayer - Chicago premier tomorrow!

Chicago debut of Tristan Patterson’s award-winning documentary, Dragonslayer! featuring live music by Chicago’s own Mayor Daley and Bitchin Bajas.

Directed by Tristan Patterson
Starring Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval

Drag City and the Music Box are crossing streams for a one night only screening of Dragonslayer, the award-winning documentary from director Tristan Patterson and executive producer Christine Vachon.

That’s a whole lotta troublemakers right there. But we couldn’t just slap a couple of moving images on the wall and be like, “Hey! Show up to this sh*t!” So we’re gonna make an event of it: On January 18th the folks at Rodan in Wicker Park are letting us squat their place and throw a party from 7-10pm with some semi-talented people making music while we preview the film. Then the night of the screening Bitchin’ Bajas will perform with visual artist Olivia Wyatt as people gather in their seats. The organ player reduced to dust!


Plus, since the dee-slayer is a certain shade of rock and roll, Mayor Daley will jam some tunes before the curtain opens on what may very well be the best documentary about skateboarding or the suburbs ever. To add just one more thing to make this event unforgettable, the director of the film, Tristan Patterson, will be answering questions via Skype after the movie is over!

Directed by Tristan Patterson and executive produced by indie-maverick Christine Vachon (Boys Don’t Cry, Storytelling) Dragonslayer is the Grand Jury Prize Winner for Best Documentary at SXSW 2011 and the second feature film to be released theatrically by Drag City Film Distribution following Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers. An intimate vérité portrait of the life and times of Josh “Skreech” Sandoval, a 23-year-old skate legend from the stagnant suburbs of Fullerton California, Dragonslayer takes the viewer through a golden SoCal haze of lost youth, broken homes and abandoned swimming pools, set to a soundtrack of Best Coast, Bipolar Bear, Children, Dungen, Jacuzzi Boys, Little Girls and The Soft Pack – as well as Death and Thee Oh Sees.

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