August 17, 2018
Three young men who grew up in the Rustbelt city of Rockford, Illinois, share a love of skateboarding. What they also have in common are the challenges of being a male in today's society where life's struggles come at them from many angles. One confronts racial identity issues while his friend grapples with a romantic relationship gone very bad. Another must come to grips with the death of a father. The transition from boyhood to manhood is fleshed out in gritty detail in a real-life examination of three men growing up in an economically dicey American Midwest.