Watch The Lynyrd Skynyrd “Street Survivors” Trailer
A snap from Street Surivor's trailer - Cleopatra Entertainment / Youtube
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash has just had its trailer released by Cleopatra entertainment. The documentary was based on former drummer Artimus Pyle’s account of the tragic accident.
“There have been many variations and accounts of this story. But I was there,” said Pyle in a narration in the trailer. Pyle was about to get the job into Skynyrd, where the band was 2 albums into their professional career. Things eventually caught wind, and the band was in a situation that they were big enough to need the services of their own plane. A young co-pilot reveals to the band that it has been his lifelong dream to fly with rock stars, saying that: “after this, I’ll be able to die a happy man.”
The tragic crash happened on October 20, 1977, which claimed the lives of Ronnie Van Zant, Cassie Gaines, and Steve Gaines. “This is more than a story about the plane crash. It’s about the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the greatest Southern rock band of all time,” said Pyle.
Street Survivors was written and directed by Jared Cohn and had just premiered on the 16th of February. The film was made without the approval of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s current lineup, however, refusing to allow the band’s music to be used in it.
“It was my story, and I didn’t realize it was going to be my story. I thought it was going to be more general, but it was basically focused on what happened to me. … I think the movie is going to be a cult classic. … There is also humor and sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. That’s the way it was in the ‘60s and ‘70s,” Pyle said.