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Billy the Kid (Documentary)
Billy the Kid
Actor: Billy
Director: Jennifer Venditti
Genres: Drama, Special Interests
NR     2008     1hr 25min

Jennifer Venditti's first feature documentary tells the story of Billy, an articulate but isolated fifteen-year-old boy trying to figure out life and death, love, and rock and roll. Nerdy but heroic, Billy wanders through ...  more »


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Actor: Billy
Director: Jennifer Venditti
Genres: Drama, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Drama, Special Interests
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 10/28/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Truly Moving Experience
Zachary Lemon | Northville, MI | 11/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I happened across the trailer for this movie on the apple trailer website, and it looked really interesting. On a whim I picked up the dvd when I saw a deal. My wife and I watched it and I have to say that this movie is one of my favorite films. The awkwardness of being a teenager has never been so vividly, humorously and at the same time heartbreakingly shown. The director obviously went to a lot of trouble to show Billy honestly, but with dignity. Billy is a special "kid" and I think most viewers can see a part of themselves in him. I highly recommend this film, it is incredible!"
L. Miller | Orange County, CA | 04/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first came across this film when I saw it linked to Ryan Gosling's name. I love his work and was disappointed at first when I slowly figured out that he isn't in it. (Only the commentary, which, by the way, was beautiful). When Amazon first listed this film for "pre-sale" it didn't have as much description, etc. explaining what it was. My initial disappointment quickly wore off as I began to get more and more into Billy's story. He's a strong, beautiful, poetic kid doing the best he can in a world that isn't always kind. I think everyone can probably relate in some way to Billy. He try's real hard and always wants to be on the side of good. What struck me more than anything else, was his MOM. She's like GOD incarnate or something. She's been there for him every step of the way guiding, nurturing, protecting, defending, LOVING!!! It's a powerful film that shouldn't be missed. (And, I probably would have missed it, if it hadn't been linked to Ryan's name.) It's a beautiful story about two challenging lives and the HUGE amount of love that intertwines them. If there were more mom's like Penny, we'd see a completely different world!!! Peace, LOVE, and all good things, L."
Billy the Man!
NYGUY | NYC | 11/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Easily one of the best documentaries I've seen in a long time. A great, quiet little film about an amazingly complex, intelligent, unique young man. Fantastic!"