Billy The Kid

03 October, 2008 by IF

 
“Many memorable dramatic films about adolescence have been made over the decades, but few of them can match the impact of “BILLY THE KID”, a striking, heartfelt documentary that deserves to have a long shelf life.” The Hollywood Reporter

“…. Believe the hype.” Time Out New York

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Billy the Kid ventures into a small, contained community to focus on a single life and thereby turns the camera on the world.” Screen International

Billy the Kid, directed by Jennifer Vendditti, is a sensitive and humorous cinema-vérité portrait of Billy, a 15-year-old outsider growing up in small-town Maine. Billy appears, in many ways, like other teenage boys. He’s into heavy metal and martial arts, is desperate to find a girlfriend, and aspires to a career as an actor and rock star.
Yet in other ways Billy is unique. A troubled past and ongoing behavioural issues have left him marked. But he is unapologetic about his personality and refuses to be victimized, creating his own techniques to help him survive in an environment of pain, conformity, and prejudice.
Will Billy get the girl? Will his community accept him on his own terms? Billy the kid challenges viewers to imagine themselves beyond labels.

Siren Visual is releasing Billy the Kid on DVD nationally on Oct 16th. For your cahnce to win a DVD email win@if.com.au with your name and postal address and the subject heading ‘Kid’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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