Zeitgeist Films | Release Date: December 5, 2007
Summary: Billy the Kid is a sensitive and humorous vérité portrait of Billy, a 15-year-old outsider growing up in small-town Maine. Billy appears, in many ways, like other teenage boys. He's into heavy metal and martial arts, is desperate to find a girlfriend, and aspires to a career as an actor and rock star. Yet in other ways Billy is unique. A troubled past and ongoing behavioral issues have left him marked. But he is unapologetic about his personality and refuses to be victimized, creating his own techniques to help him survive in an environment of pain, conformity, and prejudice. Billy is funny, sharp, strangely wise for his age, and remarkably candid. We witness life from his perspective--from intimate conversations with his mother, to being bullied at school, to his fantasies of becoming a superhero. We also experience the exhilarating pangs of first love as Billy pursues Heather, a shy 16-year-old waitress. Will Billy get the girl? Will his community accept him on his own terms? Billy the Kid challenges viewers to imagine themselves beyond labels. (Elephant Eye Films)
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Runtime: 84 min
Production: Eight Films
Genres: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Jennifer Venditti Director
Cast Credit
Billy P. Himself
Heather Pelletier Herself
Penny Baker Herself
Producer Credit
Barnet Liberman Executive Producer
Bob Alexander Executive Producer
Chiemi Karasawa Producer
Danielle Di Giacomo Associate Producer
Jennifer Venditti Producer
Jordan Mattos Associate Producer
Lubov Azria Executive Producer