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New York movies: Kids (1995)
New York movies: Kids (1995)

Kids (1995), directed by Larry Clark (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for Kids, directed by Larry Clark; No. 45 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

By Joshua Rothkopf

Marking the breakthroughs of two signature NYC voices—director Larry Clark and screenwriter Harmony Korine (age 19 when writing it)—this docu-style provocation put Washington Square’s sexually active skaters at the center of an NC-17 controversy. Critics and moral guardians tut-tutted, but New York City’s urban rep was burnished as the place where wayward youth party hardest.—Joshua Rothkopf

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