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Teenage (2014) 14

U.S.A. | 2014 | 77 min.

Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn't matter - this was a new idea of youth. They were all "Teenagers." This is a hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th, filled with a collage of historical footage, filmed portraits, and diaries.

CountryU.S.A.
Year2014
Duration77 min
Rating14
LanguageEnglish, German
SubtitleEnglish, Czech
Directed by Matt Wolf
Screenplay Jon Savage, Matt Wolf
Director of Photography Nick Bentgen
Music BRADFORD COX
Edited by JOE BESHENKOVSKY
Contact The works film group

Biography

Matt Wolf (1982) is an American documentary filmmaker, producer and fledgling screenwriter. He graduated from film school at New York University. He has collaborated with many prestigious cultural organizations, TV and media companies, such as Whitney Muzeem, PBS, Sundance Channel and the New York Times. He has directed short and feature-length documentaries, of which the film Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008) has brought him the greatest response and numerous awards.