We Were Once Kids

dir. Eddie Martin 2021 Australia 91 min.
2021 – Melbourne IFF, 2021 – Tribeca FF, 2021 – IDFA Amsterdam
United by skateboarding, a group of disparate youth built a unique lifestyle that inspired Larry Clark’s 1995 groundbreaking film, KIDS. How did this film change their lives?

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.

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