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Billy the Kid (2007)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 11 March 2007 (USA)
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"I'm not black, I'm not white, not foreign, just different in the mind. Different brains, that's all," explains 15-year-old Billy in Jennifer Venditti's provocative coming of age film. ... See full summary »

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Jennifer Venditti
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Cast

Credited cast:
Penny Baker Penny Baker ... Herself
Billy P. Billy P. ... Himself
Heather Pelletier Heather Pelletier ... Herself
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Storyline

"I'm not black, I'm not white, not foreign, just different in the mind. Different brains, that's all," explains 15-year-old Billy in Jennifer Venditti's provocative coming of age film. Billy's intuitive commentary and intimate verite footage reveal a unique attitude as he responds to a painful childhood, first time love, and his experience as an outsider in small town Maine. By turns humorous and disturbing, this portrait challenges the viewer to understand a triumphant teen on his own terms. Written by billythekid@jv8inc.com

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Documentary

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Billy o tromeros See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon Falls, Maine, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,923, 9 December 2007

Gross USA:

$52,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,823
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Production Co:

Eight Films, isotopefilms See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Spring Story
Written by Liz Lysinger
Performed by Liz Lysinger
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Good, good, good
22 April 2008 | by james-d-neillSee all my reviews

Without making any arbitrary comparisons or dropping names (check previous review).

This documentary provides thoughtful insight into an unusual and interesting life. Only a cynic would not be charmed by Billy , he is innocent, candid and bright. If only there were more 15 year olds like Billy.

The only issues I would have with the film is that it only documents a short time-span in Billy's life and perhaps ends a bit abruptly. Also, I can imagine that the presence of the camera sometimes inhibited how people really would've really acted towards Billy. I don't think that the step-dad of the girl Billy fancied would have reacted so politely to the karate-kit clad boy naming his favourite slasher flicks off-camera.


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