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Standing by Yourself (2002)

Unrated | | Documentary | 15 May 2002 (USA)
Documentary on two alienated teenagers in a downward narcotized spiral.

Director:

Josh Koury
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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Koury Adam Koury
Josh Siegfried Josh Siegfried
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Standing by Yourself tracks the movements and daily machinations of a group of outcast friends in their strip-mall New York State hometown. Using everything from closely mic-ed subjects to infrared video, Standing by Yourself gets uncomfortably close to its subjects as they get drunk and high, squander money, rip-off their parents, and get in trouble with pretty much everyone in their paths as a conduit to simply having a good time. And yet, as we discover, these kids are smarter than their actions would let on... The film captures the daily rituals and mundanities of life in such proximity that everything becomes drama. Our cast of characters both love and despise each other, their very actions acknowledging the pressures inherent in a tightly bonded peer group. The fact that the filmmakers family is integral to this slice of life takes us that much closer to it all. Written by Alex MacKenzie

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suburb | punk | independent film | See All (3) »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Clinton, New York, USA

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Budget:

$1,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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