Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash is a new biopic that tells the tragic tale of Lynyrd Skynyrd, as depicted from the perspective of drummer Artimus Pyle, who survived the crash (and narrates the film).
The film, written and directed by Jared Cohn, is a dramatization of one of the most historic and devastating moments in music history, and the dramatization will be released on June 30 on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms.
The journey of Street Survivors has been wrought with turmoil in recent years, with Pyle being sued by family members of Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, who both died in the crash, as well as surviving Skynyrd guitarist Garry Rossington.
Said Pyle of the film in a statement:
Says Pyle: “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’s full synopsis, from the trailer:
In 1977, a plane carrying Southern rock legends LYNYRD SKYNYRD mysteriously runs out of gas mid-air en route to a concert, crashing into a dangerous Louisiana swamp while killing several of the band members, crew and both pilots. STREET SURVIVORS: The True Story of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash tells the story thru one of the survivors, drummer Artimus Pyle, who not only survived the fatal crash (that claimed the life of the band’s founder and front man Ronnie Van Zant amongst others), but who also bravely pulled the remaining survivors out of the plane wreckage before staggering towards the nearest farmhouse in rural Louisiana to seek help.