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5th DMZ Docs(2013)

I AM DOCU



Teenage

Matt WOLF

  • USA
  • 2013
  • 78min
  • DCP
  • color/black and white

Synopsis

The film is based on Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture 1875~1945 by the British punk author Jon SAVAGE. Immersed in youth culture, the director was strongly attracted to the book. Introducing now-forgotten ‘Wandervogel’, ‘Boxcar Children’, ‘Jitterbugs’ and ‘Victory Girls’, SAVAGE claims that the word ‘teenage’ does not simply directs a stage in lifecycle but the most active lifestyle and colorful culture in our lives. The film mostly stages in Europe and shows how youth defined their stand in the middle of hegemonic wars. Before the word ‘Teenager’ was invented, there was no second stage of life. You were either a child or you went to work as an adult. At the turn of the century, child labour was ending, ‘adolescence’ was emerging, and a struggle erupted between adults and youth. Using the first person narration, the director explores teenage in different times, different nations and different sex and ages. Voiceover narration from the present connects the audience with historical situations in the past. This artfully edited film shows footages from the end of the 19th century to the end of World War II. Youth culture has been rock-n-rolled in between the older generation and systems of the nation, society and fixed culture. It simply cannot be summarized as rebellion. Youth reacts fiercely to popular culture because their biological and psychological changes and unshaped political aim radiate dynamic energy. (KIM Ji-mi)

Review

Director

  • Matt WOLF

    Matt WOLF was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine and he is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow. His critically acclaimed and awardwinning feature documentary Wild Combination, premiered at the Berlinale and the film was released theatrically in the US and UK, distributed worldwide. He recently completed I Remember, a film about the artist and poet Joe BRAINARD, which is screening in festivals and museums worldwide.  Teenage (2013) I Remember (2012) High Line Stories (2009) Wild Combination (2008)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerBen HOWE, Kyle MARTIN
  • Cinematography Nick BENTGEN
  • Editor Joe BESHENKOVSKY
  • Music Bradford COX
  • Sound Mark PHILLIPS

PRODUCTION COMPANY / WORLD SALES

PRODUCTION COMPANY   Teenage Documentary PSC, LLC 

WORLD SALES   The Works International

Tel  44 207 612 1089

E-mail  clare.crean@theworksfilmgroup.com​