THE VIOLENT YEARS

William Morgan, USA, 1956, AGFA + Something Weird, Cult

“Not directed by Ed Wood, but still full of his signature time-bending magic, his movies are like warped snapshots of their era, completely unreal but still invaluable almost as documentary.”
— Joe, LETTERBOXD

4K preservation from the original 35mm camera negative by AGFA + Something Weird!

“I shot a cop — SO WHAT!” So say the girl gang thrill-killers of Ed Wood’s delirious THE VIOLENT YEARS! Written by legendary Hollywood outsider Edward D. Wood, Jr. (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), this is the story of Paula Parkins, a good-girl-gone-bad who leads her degenerate teenage hellcats down a path of gas station hijackings, pajama party orgies, and cold-blooded murder! From Wood’s patently deranged dialogue to the scene where the gang performs a “man attack,” THE VIOLENT YEARS is an essential exposé on crime, gender politics, and angora sweater-stealing. Remember, “This is a storyof violence!”

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Details

  • 57 min.
  • B/W
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP

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