A Nostalgic Rosario Dawson Celebrates 20 Years Of ‘Kids’

Exactly 20 years ago this summer, Larry Clark and Harmony Korine’s controversial 1995 film Kids was released. A special screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music reunited the cast and crew to celebrate 20 years of the indie classic.


Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Leo Fitzpatrick, Clark and Korine spoke before a packed house at BAM on Thursday night (June 25). It was the first time in 15 years they’d gather under the same roof, so obviously nostalgia was on tap. Two significant cast members were absent: Harold Hunter and Justin Pierce, who died in 2006 and 2000, respectively.

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“Every experience I had would bring me back to how special [Kids] was,” said Dawson about watching the movie all the time. “But when Justin killed himself and Harold died, I stopped watching it. I couldn’t watch it. So I haven’t seen it in a really, really long time.”

Attendees were treated to a 20th anniversary screening of Kids, during which cast members — no longer those potty-mouthed, horny teens — recalled laughable memories as Harold’s face flashed across the screen.

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Watch Harold and Justin as Casper in the Kids clip here.