Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Billy The Kid

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Billy The Kid is a sensitive and humorous verite portrait of Billy, a 15-year-old outsider growing up in a small town Maine. Billy appears, in many ways, like other teenage boys. He's into heavy metal and martial arts, is desperate to find a girlfriend, and aspires to a career as an actor and rock star. But in most other ways Billy is an outsider. His self-confessed “issues” can send him into rages, and he often retreats into the world of his imagination – a world of superheroes, poets and fictional characters. Supported by a mother who encourages his unique intelligence and unflagging sincerity, Billy is a disarmingly candid guide to his own self-discovery.
Won Best Documentary at the 2007 SXSW, Los Angeles and Edinburgh film festivals and the Audience Award at the Melbourne film festival.