Clinton St. Theater presents KABOOM

Clinton St. Theater presents KABOOM


Tuesday, Jun 22
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Funny, scary, and exuberant, Kaboom delivers the goods as both a generational marker and a tale of things to, uh, come.

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

Mixing the sexual curiosity of "Doom Generation" with the kooky style of "Smiley Face," this admittedly uneven, undeniably wild and trippy comedy-fantasy-romance-thriller has a lot going on.

Eric Kohn, indieWire

The tone and production values suggest a mixture of daytime soap, gay porn and Twilight slash-fiction, but the film's greatest asset, as ever with Araki, is sincerity.

Ryan Gilbey, Sight & Sound

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Gregg Araki
United States, France
86 minutes

Smith (Thomas Dekker), a typical young college student who likes partying and engaging in acts of random sex and debauchery, has been having some interesting dreams revolving around two gorgeous women -- and is shocked when he meets the dream girls in real life. Lorelei (Roxane Mesquida) looks just like his fantasy brunette, while a mysterious red-haired girl (Nicole LaLiberte) being chased by assassins draws him into an international conspiracy. Or is it all just a drug-induced hallucination?