There's enough on screen, beyond Lendeborg's confident star turn, to label Caple as a filmmaker to watch.


The Land

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, calculating, 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.
Not Rated
Drama, African-American Experience
Steven Caple Jr.
Erykah Badu, Michael Kenneth Williams, Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Kim Coates, Linda Emond, Natalie Martinez, Colson Bake
Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

PARK CITY, UTAH: Here’s a name you’re gonna want to remember: Steven Caple Jr. His first feature, The Land, premiered last night at the Sundance Film Festival, to a rapturous reception; his script attracted the attention and support of Nas (who executive-produced, in addition to producing its ...

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