We Were Once Kids + Q&A

We Were Once Kids is a strikingly personal documentary about the real life individuals who
inspired Larry Clark’s 1995 cult classic film KIDS.

In the early 1990’s, before New York City’s mass gentrification, a group of disparate youth
ventured outside their broken homes into the city’s brutal streets. United by
skateboarding, they cultivated a family and built a unique lifestyle that ultimately inspired
Larry Clark’s 1995 groundbreaking film, KIDS. The crew became overnight commodities,
thrust into the mainstream spotlight. Left adrift under the bright lights, some discovered
transcendent lives and careers — while others, abandoned and unequipped to handle
fame, suffered fatal consequences.

We Were Once Kids is a unique insight into unsolicited fame, told from the inside out.

Followed by a Q&A with Producer extraordinaire Shannon Swan (Gurrumul, Lygon
Street, The Lost City of Melbourne.)

MA 15+

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