Fresh Kill


1h 20m 1994

Brief Synopsis

There's a red pollution cloud hanging over New York City, but it's not a problem until symptoms appear at the hip Naga Saki restaurant. Cats glow green, the fish lips are contaminated. The culprit might just be the omni-national GX Corporation, which bombards the town with TV commercials that end in

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Experimental
Thriller
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Independent Television Service
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Synopsis

There's a red pollution cloud hanging over New York City, but it's not a problem until symptoms appear at the hip Naga Saki restaurant. Cats glow green, the fish lips are contaminated. The culprit might just be the omni-national GX Corporation, which bombards the town with TV commercials that end in the nefarious tag line, "We Care." Shareen and Claire are raising their daughter, Honey, in a converted garage near Fresh Kills, the Staten Island landfill that claims to be the largest garbage dump in the world. Shareen salvages refuse with her pickup while Claire waits tables at Naga Saki. Claire brings the special fish lips home for Honey, who turns green and soon after disappears. With sushi chef/hacker Jiannbin Lui and poet/dishwasher Miguel Flores, Shareen and Claire break into top secret cybervaults and dive into a torrent of eco-warfare.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Experimental
Thriller
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Independent Television Service
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States April 18, 1994

Released in United States April 19, 1996

Released in United States April 1994

Released in United States February 1994

Released in United States July 1994

Released in United States June 23, 1994

Released in United States March 1995

Released in United States May 1994

Released in United States October 1994

Released in United States Winter January 12, 1996

Shown at Asian American International Film Festival July 18-27 & August 1-7 & August 9-10, 1997.

Shown at benefit screening for Mix 94! in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) April 18, 1994.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1994.

Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival March 18-31, 1995.

Shown at Los Angeles International Gay & Lesbian Film & Video Festival July 7-17, 1994.

Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival May 12-22, 1994.

Shown at Reel Affirmations 4 in Washington, DC October 13-23, 1994.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 28 - May 12, 1994.

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at AFI Film Festival (U.S. Indepentent Cinema) in Los Angeles June 23 - July 7, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 28 - May 12, 1994.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Asian American International Film Festival July 18-27 & August 1-7 & August 9-10, 1997.)

Released in United States July 1994 (Shown at Los Angeles International Gay & Lesbian Film & Video Festival July 7-17, 1994.)

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at Reel Affirmations 4 in Washington, DC October 13-23, 1994.)

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at USA Film Festival in Dallas April 21-28, 1994.)

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown in New York City (The Asia Society) as part of program "Asian Encounters: Recent Works by Asian American and British Asian Filmmakers" April 6-10, 1994.)

Released in United States April 18, 1994 (Shown at benefit screening for Mix 94! in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) April 18, 1994.)

Released in United States April 19, 1996 (Laemmle's Grande; Los Angeles)

Released in United States May 1994 (Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival May 12-22, 1994.)

Released in United States June 23, 1994 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of series "Independents Night!" June 23, 1994.)

Released in United States Winter January 12, 1996

Released in United States February 1994 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1994.)

Released in United States March 1995 (Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival March 18-31, 1995.)

Released in United States March 1995 (Shown at Women in the Director's Chair International Film & Video Festival in Chicago March 9-12, 1995.)

Shown at USA Film Festival in Dallas April 21-28, 1994.

Shown at Women in the Director's Chair International Film & Video Festival in Chicago March 9-12, 1995.

Feature directorial debut for video artist Shu Lea Chang who received an MFA in filmmaking from New York University.