Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Watch List: Gregg Araki's KABOOM

It’s been called a “hyper-stylized TWIN PEAKS for the Coachella Generation,” “a sexier, more colorful, and more comedic DONNIE DARKO,” and even a zany, radical version of DUDE, WHERE’s MY CAR?

Gregg Araki’s KABOOM, which premiered last year at the Cannes Film Festival, will have its U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and be available on demand through Sundance Selects before hitting theaters this month. Sundance veteran Araki’s 10th film, it’s clearly a talker. In a profile of Araki in the New York Times, Dennis Lim describes the film as “an upbeat campus comedy about sex, drugs and the end of the world, liberally spiked with horror and science-fiction ingredients.”

Araki told Lim that KABOOM is a film about the idea of youth.

“People at that age are dramatically fascinating,” Araki said. “With KABOOM I wanted to visit that time when your whole life is unwritten, and you don’t know where you’re going.”

Looking forward to this one. Trailer is below:


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