Buffalo '66 (1998)
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
Open Palm AwardAward details: (details at IMDb)
Buffalo '66 is a 1998 comedy-drama film that is writer-director Vincent Gallo's full-length motion picture debut. Gallo and Christina Ricci star in the lead roles and the supporting cast includes Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Ben Gazzara, and Anjelica Huston. Gallo also composed and performed much of the music for the film. Empire listed it as the 36th-greatest independent film ever made. It was filmed in and around Gallo's native Buffalo, New York. The film makes extensive use of British progressive rock music in its soundtrack, notably King Crimson and Yes.