A story centered on a directionless 16-year-old living in Marfa, Texas and his relationships with his girlfriend, his neighbor, his teacher, a newly arrived local artist, and a local Border Patrol officer.
The story of Adam, a directionless 16-year-old teenager living in the working class town of Marfa, Texas, and his sexual relationships with his teenage beanpole girlfriend Inez, twenty-something neighbor, Donna who's got a child and a b.f. in jail and casually decides to have sex with Adam in lieu of a birthday present, an aggressive local artist, and his pregnant high school teacher,Miss Jones while an unhinged, misogynistic border patrol agent, Tomek watches over the neighborhood. Though apparently a bright kid, he's not really into school, and when he falls asleep during a rather approximate account of the French Revolution, his pregnant teacher, with a circa-1984 Madonna crucifix earring, feels the need to give the boy a "birthday spanking." What ensues is a web of sex, drugs, and violence as the Latino skater punks adjust to their gritty, aimless life in the dead end town.Written by
Larry Clark released the film on his website as he was tired of dealing with distributors. See more »
I've always been a singer my entire life, but in my work I just intuitively started using sound in order to help someone move blocked energy in their body but using sound to move it through.
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Eh. Kinda interesting. Some good writing. Some good scenes. Some interesting. Some not so interesting. Classic Larry Clark themes done well.
It's clear this movie basically does what it wants - which is fine by me. But y'know, that doesn't always makes for the best film or sometimes it does. The acting in places is very naturalistic, in others forced but overall it creates a good feel for the town and it's people. I guess this is what it was going for so well done.
I don't think this has the lasting impression KEN PARK had on me but it has graphic sex, teenagers talking about sex, skateboarding, smoking weed. Who am I to complain? Clark, at this point, just makes art and I just watched it. It feels stupid even rating it or writing this review.
Well done LC keep up the good work.
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