Mon 18 May 2015
Supreme is honoring the film that gave the world a glimpse into real downtown skate culture in mid ’90s New York City. The year was 1994, Supreme just opened its doors and rising skaters like Harold Hunter, Peter Bici, Justin Pierce were on the come-up. Then, KIDS was released in the summer of ’95 and nothing was the same. The young cast that included a freash Rosario Dawson, Harold Hunter, Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny and more became underground rock stars overnight. Larry Clark and Harmony Korrine’s brutally honest depiction of youth culture at the time became a parent’s worst nightmare. Its impact still resonates to this day.
Hamilton Harrison, who makes a brief cameo in the film, is working on a full length documentary about his deceased friends in the film. Though, he wasn’t a main character in KIDS, he was a real life friend of cast members Harold Hunter (RIP) and Justin Pierce.
BAM is also hosting a 20th anniversary screening of the film and Q&A session in June.