Logan is 13 years old, and a dreamer. Soft spoken and isolated, he has a crush on an older and infinitely cooler boy, Rodeo Walker. As Logan and Rodeo strike up a mismatched friendship, the kind that only works on walks deep into the forest when no one else is around, Logan's infatuation with Rodeo inspires him to create a new persona named Leah. Leah and Rodeo grow close through whispered late-night phone calls, and when Leah agrees to meet Rodeo face to face it is Logan who must finally prove that he can ask for what he so achingly wants.
Schizophrenic art house indie drama.
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‘Wild Tigers I Have Known’ is a strange viewing experience, part coming of age indie drama and part art-house experimental film. The main focus of the story revolves around Logan, a 13 year old boy who’s coming to terms with his own sexuality. Picked on and shunned by his school classmates he strikes up an unusual friendship with an older student named Rodeo. It’s obvious writer and director Cam Archer is someone who has been heavily influenced by the work of Harmony Korine, and the result is a film which very much has a schizophrenic feel to it, blending Korine’s surreal art-house style with a more traditional coming of age drama. The trouble is Archer overdoes the surreal art-house side which overshadows what could have been quite a heartbreaking and gentle film about a young boy trying to find his own place in the world.