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Matt Wolf
Completed 2014 Runtime 78



Based on a groundbreaking book by the seminal punk journalist Jon Savage, Teenage is an unconventional historical film about youth culture before 1945 - the year the term 'teenage' and its popular associations came into being.

Long Synopsis

The film will use actors to bring to life fascinating teens of the early 20th century - from decadent Flappers and Swing Kids to Nazi Youth and Sub-Debs. Mixing period-blurring Super-8 recreations with actors, a wealth of archival material, historical narration provided by Savage, and a contemporary post-punk soundtrack, Teenage will be a stylishly anachronistic documentary at once a rigorous historical survey and a visually explosive, pop meditation on the eternally cool figure of the teenager.

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Deftly weaves together various media in a way that breathes its own youthful, stream-of-conscious life into the documentary genre.

Washington Post
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