Larry Clark is perhaps best known for the 1995 film Kids, which launched the careers of quite a few people: Rosario Dawson, Chloe Sevingy, Harmony Korrine, and Clark himself. But his 2001 film Bully – not to be confused with the 2011 documentary of the same name – is a similar piece of filmmaking, dealing with the angst and lifestyles of (mostly) teenagers, this time in Florida. It’s also based on a true crime story. Shepherd Joel Burman was the lone volunteer for the MOTM Champions last month, so he had free reign to pick any film of his liking, and this was his choice.
Before we get to the links, here’s the IMDb summary for the film, for those that aren’t familiar with it:
“Based on a true story. Naive teenagers plot to murder one of their own, who has been too much of a bully to them.”
Now, let’s see what your fellow LAMBs had to say about it. Thanks to the LAMBs that sent in their posts for this edition of the MOTM.
It’s also time to vote on next month’s movie. Once again, I put out the call for MOTM Champions. The gist is this: I ask for volunteers – people to select a film to be placed on the poll (up to 5 per month, as usual), then promote it on their site, Facebook, Twitter, whatever. Should their film win, they are guaranteed a spot on the LAMBcast episode where we will discuss said film. As a bonus (?), they will also get to host that segment of the show. This month, we have five potential Champions – the sites are listed along with the films in the poll below (and in the sidebar). You have one week to vote (and promote your movies!). I’ll be putting out the call for the next MOTM in a few weeks, so stay tuned.
Also on tap:
* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Name That Year Times Five
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