IFFR KINO #13: The Doom Generation
IFFR KINO is back! On Wednesday, 7 March, we will pick up where we left off with the second season of unparalleled IFFR underground hits. On the programme: The Doom Generation (1995) by Gregg Araki. A stylised, hallucinogenic trip into the unknown.
A psychedelic story about the intense, wild relationship between three hopelessly lost and hopelessly beautiful young people. Amy Blue (Rose McGowan), a seventeen- year-old speed princess, her naïve boyfriend Jordan White (James Duval) and the extremely sexy tramp Xavier Red are forced to undertake a bizarre road-trip when Xavier, unannounced, shoots the head off a QuickieMart employee. The threesome finds itself in a disrupted world of dizzying violence and ubiquitous danger.
Things threaten to get completely out of hand when Amy and Jordan get dragged further and further into trouble by the mysterious Xavier. The latter has apparently such a rotten karma that, every time the three of them stop somewhere for some junk food and a Diet Coke, someone ends up losing their life in a gruesome way. Gregg Araki: “The Doom Generation is the Alienated Teen Pic to End All Alienated Teen Pics – and, oh yeah, it's a comedy and a love-story too.”
Gregg Araki, USA/France, 1995, 84’