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‘Kids’ Are Alright

'Kids' Are Alright

On the first Saturday night of SXSW, there was a moment I’ll always remember at the Alamo Ritz. Coincidentally, we scheduled Harmony Korine’s Mister Lonely before Mark Webber’s Explicit Ills. As Korine was leaving the theater following his Q&A, the cast and crew of Explicit Ills began making their way into the theater. Among them, was Rosario Dawson, who spotted Korine from across the room and seemed shocked to see him there. “Hey, come see my movie!” she shouted. “I gotta go to dinner, I’m sorry” he responded. It didn’t occur to me until about an hour later that the two of them paid their dues and got their start on the same film: Larry Clark’s 1995 feature Kids (in which she starred and he wrote). It was one of those cool reunions that a festival provides. Speaking of which, here are two great video interviews that Variety conducted with Dawson and Korine during SXSW 2008:

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