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Wild Tigers I Have Known

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Wild Tigers I Have Known: Allison Watkins

Wild Tigers I Have Known

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
98 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/28/07
performer:
Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White, Fairuza Balk
director:
Cam Archer
distributor:
IFC First Take
author:
Cam Archer
genre:
Drama

We gave it an F

Fragmentation can be an artful method; it can also be the last refuge for someone who scarcely knows how to make a film. In the no-budget fantasia Wild Tigers I Have Known, the fragments are like a borrowed collage of gay coming-of-age tropes — a boy wearing lipstick, or standing in a sunset field, accompanied by soporific I-wandered-lonely-as-a-cloud voice-over. The filmmaker, Cam Archer, seems to be trying for a mood of hazy self-pity, which he achieves just enough to make you wish he’d get over it.