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Wildwood, NJ

Wildwood, NJ
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Wildwood, NJ

1994 / 60min / DCP

DIRECTOR: CAROL WEAKS CASSIDY, RUTH LEITMAN

A favorite film of none other than Lana Del Rey, who slipped excerpts from it into her (since pulled for copyright reasons) music video for “Diet Mountain Dew,” Leitman and Cassidy’s legendary documentary is a Super 8 time capsule of the Jersey Shore in High ‘90s fashions, focusing specifically at the women—from adolescence to retirement age—who flock to the titular beach town to flirt, frolic with friends, or just take the sea air. By turns touching, troubling, and laugh-out-loud hilarious, Wildwood, NJ is a homage to female friendship that combines the patina of distant nostalgia (the 1990s can seem as distant as the 1890s here) with the immediacy and buoyancy of youth.