Only the Young

Synopsis: In a small desert town just beyond the shadow of magic mountain, children are the gods of foreclosed homes and underpasses. Three teenagers find things to do in a place that offers nothing. They discover first love, friendship and avoid the realities of becoming an adult.
Production: Oscilloscope
  4 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
72 min

Everything that goes

into your life never comes out.

- Just like me.

- It's like a bad stain.


And no Tide can get rid of it.

I got involved in being your friend...

and now I'm stuck in your black hole, and

you couldn't get rid of me if you tried.

# When you find the girl you love #

#Has gone #

# You ask yourself why life #

#Must go on #

# You beg the Lord above #

# To send someone new #

#But deep inside you pray #

#Oh, he'll bring her back #

#Someday ##

Children are the gods of this city.

Yeah, and there's still nothing to do here.

- We want to put a

half-pipe in this place... - Yeah.

So we can skate just somewhere

that no one knows about.

All I need is a generator to get some

electricity going...

and we'll have skating...

um, we'll have a live band...

and generally we'll pretty much do

whatever the hell we want out here.

There's no one to stop us.

That's the way I look at it.

Who's gonna stop me?

Got all of our cups,

salt, pepper shakers.

Cologne, perfume.

Um, mugs, dishes.

Uh, cans.

All organized.

I think it looks pretty nice.

My parents don't really care

as much as Garrison's parents.

They keep telling me every time,

"You know it's trespassing" and...

- That's what my parents told me.

- Yeah.

Like, Garrison's parents

don't want him to come anymore.

My parents generally just don't care.

Oh, no, dude.

You suck.

You're gonna have to ride the warped deck.

He paid for this board

with tacos yesterday.

So he brought us some chipotle tacos...

- six of them... to feed everybody at the shop.

- I brought seven.

Begging, "Shannon, will you please

give me a board for tacos?"

And if you've never had a chipotle taco,

you know that's a pretty good trade.

Well, I personally think

he's kind of like my mentor.

I mean, I don't have anyone

that I, like, hang out with so much.

So... That is way older than me.

- He's kind of old.

- Yeah, I'm kind of... kind of ancient.

He's kind of crusty.

You're a curmudgeon.

I just qualified for the Volcom

competition. That's pretty cool.

So I guess I get to go to Arizona and...

I guess we're gonna go on a road trip,

take Garrison.

There's a cash prize of, like, $25,000.

I think he's gonna probably put it

towards school.

Like trade school

to be a mechanic or something.

'Cause I know his parents don't really

have enough right now...

um, to pay for school, so...

just hoping he does all right.

I thought I'd kind of do something drastic

and, like, skate without shoes or something.

That'd be cool.

That would be pretty cool.

First person to skate a contest

without shoes.

Yeah, I think people do it,

but not in a contest.

Yeah. Who do you know

have done that?

I never heard of anyone doing that.

Just... Oh!

I don't know. This place

used to be, like, a mini golf course...

and then I guess they couldn't afford

to have it here.

'Cause it was, like, super fancy,

and you ate steak here.

And, um, it was just too fancy

for Santa Clarita.

I guess this used to be

a waterfall, I think.

But now it's just a fall.

I mean, I wouldn't take

any girl anywhere...

that isn't this cool.

- I mean...

- And dirty.

Well, one time I took him to dinner,

and he's never taken me anywhere.

Yeah, we had a nice

sit-down dinner at Sisley... on me.

Well, you earn money, and you never spend

any of it on anything, except for you.

Well, I put it in the bank.

- What about me?

- I'm trying to get a car.

- Oh, yeah.

- And then after I get a car, we can go places.

#Feel the vellum #

#Feel all of the dye #

#Feels like there's no plan,

but it's better to try #

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