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In the 17 years and 6 films since his excoriating debut "Kids," Larry Clark has gradually slipped off many radars, as detractors claimed that precisely what had so shocked and impressed in his early work (explicit sex, violence and drug taking amongst photogenic teenagers) was becoming irrelevant at best, and exploitative at worst. But perhaps his latest film, "Marfa Girl," the first in a mooted trilogy, which won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival, will change their minds (read our review here).  While the film does offer the green shoots of a new direction for the helmer, his fascination with teenage subcultures and the grungy glamour of his aesthetic are still present. Clark in person, is, as you might expect, almost truculently unapologetic about his recurring thematic concerns, and in fact proudly considers "Marfa Girl" to be "a film where I only put in what I’m interested in." We got to talk to the. »

- Jessica Kiang

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