Lynyrd Skynyrd Film on 1977 Tragedy Coming to DVD

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A recent biopic, Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, is being released on VOD and DVD on June 30. The feature film premiered in theaters on Feb. 16.

Watch the trailer below.

From the announcement: The biopic recreates the story about the ill-fated flight through the eyes of former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle (who narrates the film), who not only survived the plane crash that claimed the life of the band’s founder and front man Ronnie Van Zant amongst others, but who also physically pulled the remaining survivors out of the plane wreckage before staggering towards the nearest farmhouse in rural Louisiana to seek help.

Also killed in the crash were band members Steve and Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray Jr.

Related: The story behind the Skynyrd crash

Pyle also contributes original music to the film’s soundtrack.

Pyle said, “This film’s story – my story – is not just about the plane crash but also about my personal relationship with the genius that was Ronnie Van Zant – whom I loved like a brother and still miss to this day.”

The film was scripted and directed by Jared Cohn (Devil’s Revenge, Devil’s Domain), produced by Brian Perera and co-produced by Tim Yasui for Cleopatra Entertainment.

Watch the film’s official trailer

Earlier this year, the studio rolled out an international festival run followed by a domestic theatrical run, including personal appearances by Pyle, who introduced the film and participated in Q&A’s with the audience. In select markets Pyle also performed a live music concert with the Artimus Pyle Band that featured many Skynyrd favorites.

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