The Doom Generation

Director: Gregg Araki
Screenwriters: Gregg Araki

Institute History


Headed home after a wild night at a Los Angeles club, young lovers Jordan White and Amy Blue pick up a dangerously handsome drifter named Xavier Red. Jordan doesn’t see a problem with offering Xavier a quick ride, but his acid-tongued girlfriend thinks he’s a creep. When Xavier inadvertently kills a convenience store clerk, they are forced to go on the run, traversing a bizarre and ultra-violent America. Somehow, every random thug, drive-thru operator, and neo-Nazi they encounter seems to recognize Amy as a past fling or alter ego, adding to the already explosive sexual tension brimming among the renegade trio. Certainly not for the faint of heart, acclaimed director Gregg Araki’s unhinged fifth feature premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995 and has not been seen in its original form ever since.

A brand-new digital restoration from a 4k scan of the interpositive, with remastered sound and, for the first time since its original Sundance premiere, the readdition of scenes cut by the original distributor for theatrical release, and from all subsequent versions. Special thanks to Gregg Araki and Strand Releasing.

This film contains scenes of graphic and sexual violence. Audiences must be 18 or older.

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