Twenty-six years since Larry Clark’s notorious indie cult classic Kids, Australian director Eddie Martin revisits the original cast in this fascinating doco. Selected for Tribeca 2021.
was one of the most talked-about and controversial films of the 1990s. It is Lord of the Flies
with skateboards, nitrous oxide and hip-hop,” according to the New York Times
. Feted photographer Clark shot his debut feature with a cast of then-unknown New York teenagers, including filmmaker Harmony Korine, and actors Rosario Dawson and Chloë Sevigny. But what happened to the rest of the kids? Martin (All This Mayhem
, SFF 2014) tracks the lives of the cast members, during and after the shoot, who didn’t hit the big time. In this unflinching look at an iconic film of the ’90s, Martin explores difficult questions that continue to surround the film.Eddie Martin
’s documentary All This Mayhem
(SFF 2014) won Best Direction in Documentary at the AACTA Awards and was nominated for the Special Jury Award at Sheffield DocFest. His other award-winning films include Jisoe
(2008) and Have You Seen the Listers?