Director Steven Caple Jr. and Executive Producer Nasir “NAS” Jones brings us a vivid inner-city saga set in Cleveland’s Hip-Hop underground. Four teenage boys Cisco (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), Junior (Moises Arias), Boobie (Ezri Walker) and Patty Cake (Rafi Gavron) brush off school to get skilled at skateboarding in hopes that it will be their ticket to a better life. While the inner-city teens are on the path of chasing their dream, they end up getting into some illegal activity to help finance their dream and future. The boys steal a car not knowing that the car has drugs stashed inside and they end up getting caught in the middle of a drug deal. The young boys then have to face the wrath of a ruthless crime boss who goes by the name of “Momma” played by Linda Emond. The cast also includes R&B singer and activist Erykah Badu as “Turquoise”, Machine Gun Kelly and Michael K. Williams who is best known for his role as Omar Little in the HBO drama series The Wire who will play “Pops”.
The Land may be your typical movie that portrays young adults growing up in a rough neighborhood and trying to find different ways to get out of the hood. It's a tale of the obstacles young people face today and showing how easy it is for them to lose sight of the goal they're trying to meet and get caught up in things along the way that throw them off track. Each one of the young men face their own issues separately. Some in which that makes them have to give up the remainder of their childhood to become an adult and take care of their families.
The film is a IFCFILMS distribution. It is a drama that is two hours in length and is rated (NR) for Not Rated. Released on Friday the 29th of this year. It also has a dope soundtrack to go along with the movie. Music from the soundtrack comes from some well known artist like French Montana, Pusha T, Stalley, Kanye West, and Machine Gun Kelly who appears in the film and NAS who helped produce the film. Overall it's a well put together film telling the story of many young people out there facing the same issues day to day.