Director: Larry Clark
Areas Featured: Washington Square Park

L'enfant terrible Harmony Korine was 22 when he penned the screenplay for Kids at the behest of photographer-turned-filmmaker Larry Clark, whose work has always fixated on youth in the raw. They met in Washington Square Park, where Korine was skating. The park appears in the film, when Telly and Casper, the main male characters, wander through for drugs, skateboarding, and a fight. The violence in the park is one of many early indications that the Apple has gone rotten, the the core will not hold.-RS