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109 Ratings

Only the Young

United States, 2012
Documentary, Comedy, Romance


Only the Young follows three teenagers who live in a small desert town in Southern California—a town dominated by foreclosed homes, underpasses, unfilled swimming pools, and skate parks—as they deal with a potent stew of urgency, boredom, and young love.

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Only the Young Directed by Elizabeth Mims, Jason Tippet

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2013 | Nominee: Truer Than Fiction Award

Village Voice Film Poll

2012 | Nominee: Best First Feature

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2012 | Nominee: Best First Feature

National Board of Review

2012 | Winner: Top Five Documentaries

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