BURIED IN THE BACKYARD by Anthony Dooley
What a great surprise! Coming out of America’s “Right Coast” as if from left field, everything about this DVD is fun, sharp, and perfectly skewed!
This is a fine documentary glimpse at Northeast US surf and skate lifestyle, progressing in a randomly organized way from New York City’s Rockaway Beach to Long Island, down to New Jersey, over to Philadelphia, down to Puerto Rico, and on to the North Shore and some excellent Pipe. Also features bonus stuff, including a look at the voodoo culture on Haiti’s north shore and a slide show of the making of Buried in the Backyard. A second disc carries the soundtrack, which is eclectic, rich, and as exploratory as the fi lm. From Uncharted Productions, based in Rincon, Puerto Rico, which apparently got them the inside track with PR skate phenom Wonderboy. Rating: way fun. Don’t miss. - DK