"SLEEZE LAKE shines a light on a subculture that's almost been forgotten but should really be making a comeback. Living in a time filled with large corporate-sponsored events dominating the festival market, it's inspiring to see a story about a group of people who came together for a DIY party celebrating one of the things they loved most - vans.
The filmmaking team does a fantastic job of bringing an epic event from 1977 to life in a way that gave me FOMO in 2020, and the blend of archival photos and modern day interviews shows clearly how one party can change lives forever."
HENRI MAZZA, VP OF CONTENT
"a brilliant time capsule... there is enough here to fascinate just about anyone."
"It certainly revels in its celebration
of lowlifes living their best life."
"“Sleeze Lake” recollects this time of abandon with homespun irreverence. ."
"Much like the party itself, Sleeze Lake is short but chocked full of entertainment. I really dug the opportunity to take a glimpse into such a close-knit, rad community people my age have no other way of experiencing."
""It's like Disneyworld on Acid"- What more needs to be said?"
"Sleeze Lake" is a fun excursion that examines this niche culture that allowed people to let loose in a fun manner as well as meet people from various parts fo the country whose love of these vehicles united them.
"Sleeze Lake: Vanlife at its Lowest & Best wisely runs at just under an hour and worth watching for anyone who wants to hear about something completely insane that really happened. It may also spark a few ideas for anyone wanting to unplug from our current problems and escape."
"Sleeze Lake does a great job of balancing your standard talking heads reminiscing with great archival footage and ephemera, along with having a rocking' modern soundtrack... As an armchair historian of oddball American subcultures, this film filled a blind-spot that I didn't even know I had."