Billy the Kid
Documentary / English
Engaging and painful coming-of-age story of a teenage outsider.
Winner of Best Documentary at this year's SXSW Film Festival, Jennifer Venditti's debut film is the extraordinarily affecting portrait of 15-year-old Billy Price, whose interests include girls, heavy metal and karate. But Billy also has self-confessed 'issues', which can see him fly into severe rages, and struggle to determine what is real and what is imaginary. Venditti invites us to see the world through Billy's eyes, as he cycles the quiet streets of his small Maine town, forms awkward friendships, and falls in love for the first time. As Billy himself points out: 'I'm not black, I'm not white, not foreign ... just different in the mind - different brains, that's all.' By turns amusing and heartbreaking, this is a quietly inspirational film.
Screening with Wine and Cupcakes Bruce Weber | USA | 2007 | 12 min
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