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Wednesday, January 16, 2008


'Billy the Kid' at SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall

Fifteen-year-old Billy has a Maine accent, an abiding love for KISS, and a crush on a girl who works in a diner. He's also a badass: "I know I'm unique. I don't let it go to my head." Billy was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome—a highly verbal disorder on the autism spectrum—after the film was finished, and some have accused the filmmakers of exploiting their subject. But Billy the Kid lets you see the character first and his autism second. It's a terrific documentary. (SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St, 633-7151. $8–$10, 7:30 pm, Jan 11–17.)


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I was thinking about going to see this movie tonight. Has anyone seen it? Is it worth it?

Posted by Brandon | January 16, 2008 11:12 AM

I saw it last night. Really liked it. For me, the jury's still out on the exploitation part.

Posted by me! | January 16, 2008 2:14 PM

@1: What, you trust anonymous commenters over me?! To quote HRC, "That hurts my feelings."

Posted by annie | January 16, 2008 5:01 PM

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