The United States, late 1950s. A time of generational conflict, of immense social change, of bold fashions and toe-tapping music - just some of the elements that collide in thrilling fashion in 'The Loveless', the feature debut of both its star, Willem Dafoe ('To Live and Die in LA'), and its directors, Monty Montgomery (producer, David Lynch's 'Wild at Heart') and Kathryn Bigelow ('Near Dark', 'Detroit'). A motorcycle gang roars into a small southern town en route to the Daytona races, unnerving and angering the locals with their standoffish attitude and disrespect for social niceties. When one of their number, the charismatic Vance (Dafoe), hooks up with sportscar-driving Telena (Marin Kanter, 'Endangered Species'), he incurs the wrath of the girl's father, setting the gang on a collision course with the rest of the town as simmering tensions boil over into violent retribution. Raw, angry and honest, 'The Loveless' evokes, with unflinching clarity, both an attitude and a bygone era, exploring the tensions between two very different Americas.