The Kids Are Alright, The Ones That Survived

The original ‘kids’, who starred in the groundbreaking NYC movie Kids by Larry Clark, are doing a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary that looks back from the perspective of 20 years later, on how the movie and the times effected their lives, and how they see that period of their lives now. The original movie documents a time of great change in NY and the underground music that was a part of it. Some of the unreleased footage is sure to contain rarely documented glimpses of yet another bygone era of New York City’s underground culture. Here is a link to the Kickstarter.

Post-shooting, 1994. Photo by Gunars Elmuts

Post-shooting, 1994. Photo by Gunars Elmuts

From the Kickstarter campaign:

“We grew up in the 1980s and ‘90s when New York City subcultures thrived: skateboarding, pre-gentrified downtown, Hip Hop, punk, and the rave and club scenes. Kids barely glossed the surface of the poverty, racism, and segregation we experienced in real life, behind the scenes.

With Larry Clark himself fully supporting the project, our documentary will weave together never-before-seen archival material from the ‘80s and ‘90s with intimate, present-day interviews featuring the core cast of characters from Kids.

This film is about our real lives and the real stories that inspired Kids, as well as the lives lost in the journey: Harold Hunter, Justin Pierce, Keenan Milton, Mike Cardona, and Sajan Bhagat. This film is for them.

Our project is about honoring the community that built a global movement and inspired a game-changing film. It is only right that it be an international communal effort to make this project take flight. We want to unite together. All of us. Not just us, THE KIDS, but anyone who’s ever felt unheard.”