The Doom Generation
Director: Gregg Araki Run Time: 83 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1995
Starring: James Duval, Johnathon Schaech, Rose McGowan
Newly Restored Director’s Cut!
Originally billed as a “A Heterosexual Movie by Gregg Araki,” THE DOOM GENERATION is still anything but straight—particularly in this new uncensored director’s cut. Two teenage lovers, Amy (MacGowan) and Jordan (Duvall), plus one handsome drifter (Schaech) go on a sex and violence fueled odyssey after a convenience store clerk is accidentally killed. The trio careen towards a twisted ending through a series of nocturnal encounters during which it seems that everyone is either an ex-lover of Amy’s or mistakes her for one. The second in Araki’s Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy, THE DOOM GENERATION is an unforgettable and unique blast of sex, violence, and ‘90s attitude.
“Inspired by Godard’s classic Band Apart, Araki’s fifth feature is his most audacious and most technically accomplished film to date.” – Emanuel Levy, Variety
“A savagely funny ride fueled by Araki’s insight and blunt compassion.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Zany, violent, erotically charged… the most fearless cinematic achievement of Sundance 2023.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire