A New Documentary About ‘KIDS’ is in the Works

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 at 5:18 am by

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Shooting “Kids” in 1994, Photo: Gunars Elmuts

KIDS just celebrated its twenty-year anniversary with style. The movie screened in 35MM format last month at the theater where it all began in 1995. The Angelika Film Center. Cast members were there for Q&A.

KIDS was, and remains a traumatizing piece of filmmaking. It’s one of those movies which is so great, yet nearly impossible to watch. To be honest, we’ve only seen it a few times for that reason, but still consider it a masterpiece. In fact, it’s probably an effective tool for parents to ward their children from teenage sex (sort of what Requiem for a Dream does for drugs).

Now there is a crowdfunding effort underway – via Kickstarter – to produce a new documentary about KIDS. Aptly dubbed The Kids, the “all access documentary” will explore the “real life individuals who inspired Larry Clark’s 1995 cult classic film.” Below is more about the project, per the website:

With Larry Clark himself fully supporting the project, our documentary will weave together never-before-seen archival material from the ‘80s and ‘90s with intimate, present-day interviews featuring the core cast of characters from Kids.

This film is about our real lives and the real stories that inspired Kids, as well as the lives lost in the journey: Harold Hunter, Justin Pierce, Keenan Milton, Mike Cardona, and Sajan Bhagajat. This film is for them.

Our project is about honoring the community that built a global movement and inspired a game-changing film. It is only right that it be an international communal effort to make this project take flight. We want to unite together. All of us. Not just us, THE KIDS, but anyone who’s ever felt unheard.

The campaign runs for the next month with a target of $81,000.

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