Starring Leo Fitzpatrick, Rosario Dawson, Chloe Sevigny, Justin Pierce Directed by Larry Clark Writer: Larry Clark, Harmony Korine 1995
Product Description Powerful and passionate, colorful and compelling, Larry Clark's KIDS is 24 frenetic hours in the life of a group of contemporary teenagers who, like all teenagers, believe they are invincible. With breathtaking images from one of the world's most renowned photographers, KIDS is a deeply affecting, no-holds-barred landscape of words and images, depicting with raw honesty the experiences, attitudes and uncertainties of innocence lost. KIDS gets under the skin and lingers, long after it is viewed. The kids at the core of the story are just that: teenagers living the urban melee of modern-day America. But while these kids dwell in the big city, their story could, quite possibly, happen anywhere.
**** out of **** Older generations look down upon the current one in disgust. They see nothing but kids abandoning dignity, self-respect, and innocence; in the place of those three things, there is instead sex, drugs, and alcohol. Young people are starting drinking, smoking, and fucking (not necessarily in that order) at a younger age. We used to think these kinds of things were reserved exclusively for mature adults. We were so wrong; so very wrong. Everyone is so anxious … more
My pets behave better than this. And yet, this is what kids are doing. This is not an exaggeration or a class statement; these are real kids in real neighborhoods strolling the streets with no moral direction. It really was almost like watching a documentary on a primate species, how the males and females gather in separate groups to chirp and chatter at each other until it's mating season. Then they all get together in a big pile and have at it with whoever is handiest. … more