Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Director: Carol Strong
Genres: Drama, Documentary, African American Cinema
SUNDAY DRIVER is a documentary chronicling the Majestics, California?s oldest black lowrider car club originally founded in Compton, CA. An upfront look at the guys behind the chrome, SUNDAY DRIVER is the story of the foun... more »
R. Canas | CALIFORNIA | 05/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"let me start of by saying I know a few of these brothas PERSONALLY and I belong to a L.A(WATSS,COMPTON) car club as well.
This Documentry was put together well,and with alot of honesty.It shows what we as Lowriders go through with police and streo types,but It also lets you into our world alittle deeper.You can see how we are like family and the lengths we will go to help each other out.
You dont have to be a Lowrider to enjoy this video,If you are a car guy,or even just a everyday guy,Sunday driver is a good pick up and a Great video to own.
The low rider is a little higher
Clare Quilty | a little pad in hawaii | 12/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Carol Strong's film, with sincerity and without condescension, clearly grasps the somewhat ridiculous nature of the low riding culture of South Central L.A. -- the tricked-out cars that glide so close to the ground they draw sparks; the ornately airbrushed sedans that bounce so high they sometimes crack their springs.
But it also unquestionably understands and conveys the beauty of the automobiles and the people who live for them.
"Sunday Driver" breaks it all down to elements -- the paint, the rims, the hydraulics, the codes, and the individual pride but also the brotherhood that exists among lowriders.
T-birds and Impalas are lovingly photographed and the stories poignantly told over a perfect soundtrack by the JB's, the Temptations, the Miracles and more.
Perhaps most intriguing aspect of the film is its look into the group's uneasy relationship with the cops, a thread that rises to a particularly wry coda (ending, of all places, in Japan).
There are so many car shows and even car channels that "Sunday Driver" on the surface might seem obscure or obsolete, but it's a smart little film that gets in, samples the culture and the stories, then rides off in just under an hour."
Darrick Walton | Philadelphia, PA USA | 05/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These guys really prove the passion behind the lowridin culture. It shows what success can bring with hard work and dedication. I reccomend this video to all lowriders and anybody who may be interested or curious. Lowridin is not just a hobby, it's a way of life. Keep your head up Gangster. You'll be back soon and will build something even better than Santana. -peace"