There’s no place like home, and hometown pride for Cleveland, Ohio natives Machine Gun Kelly and screenwriter and director Steven Caple Jr. is at an all-time high.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland’s elite tourist attraction right off Lake Erie, hosted the screening of “The Land,” titled inspired by the city’s nick name, on Wednesday (August 3).

The acclaimed Sundance Film Festival flick was a huge breakout; stocked full of stand out performances from actors far and wide, including Cisco (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), Junior (Moises Arias), Boobie (Ezri Walker), and Patty Cake (Rafi Gavron) and Machine Gun Kelly as Slick, who also serves as executive producer.


The Nas executive produced film follows four inner city teenagers, whose first love is skateboarding, on a vicious journey after they steal a car filled with drugs facing a no-nonsense crime boss.

Although the film in independent, the soundtrack is anything but. Featuring superstars like Pusha T, Kanye West, French Montana, Jeremih and the movie’s executive producer, and Erykah Badu, who also stars in the film, is the cherry on top of an all-star Caple Jr. debut.

The film, which has been streaming and available in select theaters since late July, graces Cleveland Friday (August 5,) was shot in the 216, staying true to the movie’s essence of Ohio’s second biggest city.

Check out pictures from the premiere!

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Photo credit: David Petkiewicz