Gregg Araki

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Gregg Araki (born December 17, 1959) is an American filmmaker. He is noted for his heavy involvement with the New Queer Cinema movement. His film Kaboom (2010) was the first winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm.

Early life and education Araki was born in Los Angeles on December 17, 1959, to Japanese American parents. He grew up in nearby Santa Barbara, California and enrolled in college at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated with a B.A. from UCSB in 1982. He later attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, where he graduated with a M.F.A. in 1985.



Year Title Notes
1987 Three Bewildered People in the Night
1989 The Long Weekend (O' Despair)
1992 The Living End
1993 Totally Fucked Up Part 1 of "Teen Apocalypse Trilogy"
1995 The Doom Generation Part 2 of "Teen Apocalypse Trilogy"
1997 Nowhere (film) Part 3 of "Teen Apocalypse Trilogy"
1999 Splendor
2004 Mysterious Skin
2007 Smiley Face
2010 Kaboom
2014 White Bird in a Blizzard