"Music, humor and romance in a simple tale of life in the hood." - Melissa Walters, Blackfilm.com
Sometimes 17-year-old Rashad and his pals hang out at the Waffle House, trying to figure out what's next after they graduate. But on Sunday nights, they know what's coming. They'll be at the Cascade roller rink: laying down moves, chillin' with friends...and for a few hours leaving what's outside outside.
Loosely based on the experiences of producers Dallas Austin (Drumline) and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (lead singer of TLC) while growing up on Atlanta's south side, ATL is a Sunday night fever of laughs, drama and crunk sounds. Video director Chris Robinson makes his feature debut, guiding an ensemble that includes astonishingly natural movie newcomers Tip Harris (aka rapper T.I.), Lauren London and Antwan Andre Patton (aka Big Boi of the duo OutKast). Everyone's rollin' tonight. See you at Cascade.