|Chloë Sevigny, Leo Fitzpatrick, Rosario Dawson, Larry Clark, and Harmony Korine. Photo: © GODLIS|
Last night, members of the cast and crew of Larry Clark's controversial film Kids reunited at BAM for a special 20th Anniversary screening, part of BAMcinemaFest 2015. It was the first time in over fifteen years that Clark, writer Harmony Korine, and actors Chloë Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, and Leo Fitzpatrick, as well as many other former "kids" who appeared in the film, were in the same room together, and the first time in a while that they—and much of the audience—had watched the raw, vérité portrait of urban adolescence.
Following the screening, which featured Clark's absolutely pristine personal 35mm print of the film, critic Eric Hynes (Rolling Stone, The New York Times) led a Q&A with Clark, Korine, Sevigny, Dawson, Fitzpatrick, producer Cary Woods, and distribution executive Eamonn Bowles. Here are some excerpts from their conversation:
Afterwards, the cast and crew headed to local bar Frank's Cocktail Lounge for an afterparty, where the DJ played music from the film's soundtrack.
More highlights from the night:
|Rosario Dawson. Photo: © GODLIS|
|Harmony Korine. Photo: © GODLIS|
Harmony Korine on Kids: "The movie could never exist today... [Jenny] would've had a cell phone and just called [Telly]" #KidsReunion— BAM (@BAM_Brooklyn) June 26, 2015
|Dawson, Korine, Fitzpatrick, Clark, and Sevigny. © GODLIS|
"The film wasn't an accident. I wanted to make something that had never been made before."—@larryclarkfilms #KidsReunion— BAM (@BAM_Brooklyn) June 26, 2015
|Sevigny, Fitzpatrick, and Dawson during the Q&A. © GODLIS|
"People tell me it's the reason they moved to NY & I have to say 'you know it's sort of a cautionary tale'"- @LeoFitzpatrick #BAMcinemaFest— BAMcinématek (@BAMcinematek) June 26, 2015
Here's @OfficialChloeS at the 20th Anniversary screening of "Kids" tonight at @BAM_Brooklyn. I love this photo! pic.twitter.com/ylRIngibtI— Portroids (@portroids) June 25, 2015
Here's @rosariodawson at the screening of "Kids" at @BAM_Brooklyn. She was in a rush, but stopped for me. Love her! pic.twitter.com/dxYvOt1F1F— Portroids (@portroids) June 25, 2015
|Korine, Clark, Dawson, and Sevigny with Ron Hunter, Harold Hunter of Kids' brother|
"The crazy thing for me was that Harold & Justin both aren't here... But they are here" —#HarmonyKorine #KidsReunion— opening ceremony (@openingceremony) June 26, 2015
Kids: 20th Anniversary was part of BAMcinemaFest 2015, which continues through Sunday, June 28.