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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

 -  Drama  -  25 May 2007 (UK)
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A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.

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Malcolm Stumpf ...
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The Principal
Ruth Elliott ...
Leah (voice)
Joey Coffman
Tim Greer ...
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Dash Mann
Derek Mitchler
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James Porter
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Junior high in a time of rotary phones. Cougars have been spotted in the area. Logan is 13, the odd kid, with an active imagination and few friends. His young, single mother seems stressed. Latency is giving way to puberty, and Logan, who keeps a tube of lipstick in his dresser, may be gay or, more mysterious, transgender. He stares at himself in the mirror. He becomes friends with Rodeo, older and more mature, good-looking, with girlfriends. They take walks. Logan calls Rodeo and pretends to be a girl. Will he disclose himself to Rodeo? The kids at school talk. The school wants to promote kindness and tolerance. There are stories of child suicide. How do we find our way? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,515 (USA) (2 March 2007)

Gross:

$9,089 (USA) (9 March 2007)
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Logan: Sometimes, I worry that I won't have good stories to tell my kids. Like, I won't have good stories about being a kid, that other people like, you know? It'll just be boring. It'll just be boring. It'll just be boring...
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Idumea
Written by Charles Wesley
Performed by Panteleimon Michaeloudis (as Pantaleimon)
Copyright Andria Degens/Charles Wesley
Courtesy of Durtro Records
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This is not a movie, it's visual poetry
1 November 2013 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

If you're looking at this as a "movie", you're lost to begin with. This is audio/visual poetry. It's pure feeling, pure experience. If you don't get it, that means you're just an average ordinary person. If you do get it, it means you're an artist. Either way doesn't make you right or wrong (these things are more difficult to quantify than 1 - 10)

For me, a gay artist, this is one of the best and most moving films ever made. But most people aren't gay artists, so I get the "less than stellar" rating.

Actually, it's a wonderful thing.

I don't want to have the same middle-of-the-road taste as everyone else.

If you love this movie, feel free to contact me at cody furguson dot come (without the spaces and with a .) I'm always interested in meeting fellow artists.


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