The American photographer and director LARRY CLARK, guest of honor at the 18th Dionysian Film Days, will accompany a retrospective of his films (Kids, Bully, Ken Park, Wassup Rockers …) and Marfa Girl his latest unreleased film shot in complete independence and the Director’s Cut version of The Smell of Us.
KIDS (1995) ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE (1998) BULLY (2001) TEENAGE CAVEMAN (2002) KEN PARK (2002) WASSUP ROCKERS (2005) MARFA GIRL (2012) THE SMELL OF US – Director’s Cut (2015)
From his early 1960s black-and-white short to feature films such as Kids (1995), Bully (2001) and Ken Park (2002), Larry Clark, internationally renowned for his work, translates grant the loss of landmarks and drifts of adolescence. In 2010 the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, hosted the first retrospective of his photographs in France.
Larry Clark has been interested since the beginning in young marginalized American cities. His first monograph, Tulsa (1971), is an essential reference in the history of photography. In 1995, Larry Clark made his first film, Kids, censored in the United States, but which won a critical and public success. Larry Clark has a great empathy for these young people he meets in the street and he invites to play in his films, not hesitating to discuss with them the themes of sexuality or drugs. In Wassup Rockers (2005), it follows the transition from adolescence to adulthood of seven teenagers of Latin American origin, from disadvantaged backgrounds and skateboard enthusiasts. He is once again interested in the world of skateboarding when he shot The Smell of Us in Paris in 2015.
PLUS SPECIAL CONCERT BY THISISNOTREVOLT
To close this edition of the retrospective with music, after the screening of Larry Clark’s Wassup Rockers, in the presence of the director, the REBEL REBEL Dionysian Film Days will host an exceptional concert by ThisisnotreVolt, a punk blues band composed of actors from the film, Jonathan Velasquez and Eddie Velasquez.
REBEL REBEL FESTIVAL
February 7 – 13, 2018
Screen Saint-Denis Cinema
For details of the festival, please visit Festival Rebel Rebel