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When I Was a Boy is a 1993 short film directed by Todd Field, Alex Vlacos and Matthew Modine. It is an experimental piece about a grown man reflecting on how he was reared by his mother and treated by others as a child. The piece premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival in front of Victor Nuñez's Grand Jury Prize winning Ruby in Paradise in which Field stars and Vlacos was the cinematographer. That same year it was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films Festival.

When I Was a Boy
Directed byTodd Field
Matthew Modine
Alex Vlacos
Written byTodd Field
Matthew Modine
Alex Vlacos
StarringPhilip Forman
CinematographyAlex Vlacos
Release date
  • 1993 (1993)
Running time
12 minutes
CountryUnited States

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