One of the things that concerns me about movie audiences is the extent to which so many of them don’t realize that films are not documentaries, no matter how “realistic” they may seem. Case in point: Midnight Express. Nothing about the film resembled Turkey, yet 1970s audiences were so convinced of its accuracy that it destroyed the country’s tourism industry for decades.
This leads me to the movie, Kids (1995), by Larry Clark. Continue reading “Why Larry Clark’s Kids (1995) Was Inauthentic”