Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery Run Time: 82 min. Release Year: 1981
Starring: J. Don Ferguson, Marin Kanter, Robert Gordon, Tina L'Hotsky, Willem Dafoe
“An unholy collision of THE WILD ONE, Kenneth Anger, and TWO LANE BLACKTOP.” — Nathaniel Thompson, MONDO DIGITAL
THE LOVELESS is the feature debut of both its star, Willem Dafoe (TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA), and its directors, Monty Montgomery (producer, David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART) and future Academy Award®-winner Kathryn Bigelow (NEAR DARK). A motorcycle gang roars into a small southern town en route to the Daytona races, unnerving and angering the locals with their standoffish attitude and disrespect for social niceties. When gang member Vance (Dafoe), hooks up with sportscar-driving Telena, he incurs the wrath of the girl’s father, setting the gang on a collision course with the rest of the town as simmering tensions boil over into violent retribution. Raw, angry and honest, THE LOVELESS is fully restored by Arrow Films and ready to roar into theaters.