MoMA Presents: Kathryn Bigelow and Monty Montgomery's The Loveless

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In 1959 a group of bikers en route to the races at Daytona get waylaid in a rural Georgia town—“a veritable Walker Evans theme-park consisting of a diner, a garage, a motel, and a honky-tonk” (J. Hoberman, The Village Voice). The film studiously examines Americana, personified by the film’s loitering youths, languidly revealing a simmering tension that culminates in stylized chaos.—MoMA