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A new film fest opens in Hell's Kitchen

There's the Tribeca Film Festival, the Queens World Film Festival, the Staten Island Film Festival . . . and now, may we present the New York Hell's Kitchen Film Festival! The 11-day program offers 140 features and shorts as well as panel discussions and parties. It opens with the New York premiere of Jay Duplass's Kevin, an official selection of the SXSW film festival, which tells the true story of Austin-based musician Kevin Gant's disappearance and redemption. On Friday at 7:30 p.m., don't miss a rare screening of the raw cult classic Ken Park, written by Harmony Korine and based on the stories of filmmaker Larry Clark, about a group of teenage skateboarders dealing with sex, drugs, incest, and murder in a small California town. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Clark and actress Tiffany Limos.
Sept. 1-11, 2011

 
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