Billy the Kid
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Jennifer Venditti. 2007, 84 mins. Digital projection. Jennifer Venditti’s bold first feature is an intimate glimpse into the life of a teen named Billy whose behavioral issues have left him at the margins of his small-town Maine high school. We follow him from home—where he lives with his mother and half-brother, biking around the neighborhood and playing video games—to school, where he tries to engage with other kids and tentatively begins to court a girl. Billy says, “I know I’m unique. I don’t let it go to my head though. [I’m] just someone who was born different from others.” Funny and touching, candid and stylized, Billy the Kid is a film as singular as its subject. Winner of the Cinema Eye Honors award for Best Debut Feature.
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