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Teenage (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 14 March 2014 (USA)
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Teenagers did not always exist. In this living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices lifted from early 20th Century diary entries, a struggle erupts between adults and adolescents to define a new idea of youth.

Director:

Matt Wolf

Writers:

Jon Savage (based on the book 'Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture, 1875-1945'), Jon Savage | 1 more credit »
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Jena Malone ... American Girl (voice)
Ben Whishaw ... British Boy (voice)
Julia Hummer Julia Hummer ... German Girl (voice)
Jessie T. Usher ... American Boy (voice) (as Jessie Usher)
Leah Hennessey Leah Hennessey ... Brenda Dean Paul
Ivy Blackshire Ivy Blackshire ... Melita Machmann
Daniela Leder Daniela Leder ... Melita Machmann (voice)
Ben Rosenfield ... Tommie Scheel
Malik Peters Malik Peters ... Warren Wall
Richie Coterelle Richie Coterelle ... Bright Young Thing
Julia Cumming Julia Cumming ... Bright Young Thing
Taylor Edward Freeman Taylor Edward Freeman ... Bright Young Thing
Samuel Hecht Samuel Hecht ... Bright Young Thing
Casper Jorgensen Casper Jorgensen ... Bright Young Thing
Claire Lucido Claire Lucido ... Bright Young Thing
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Teenagers did not always exist. In this living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices lifted from early 20th Century diary entries, a struggle erupts between adults and adolescents to define a new idea of youth.

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Teenage does not use "talking head" analysis or punditry often seen in documentary films. There are no new interviews with adults reflecting on their experiences in the past. Instead, using a combination of archival and reenacted footage, the film dedicates itself to depicting youth through the viewpoint and voice of the young. See more »

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Features Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) See more »

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More interesting than you might think doc about the origins of the Teenager
1 January 2015 | by JonathanWalfordSee all my reviews

This is an excellent documentary with fabulous original footage and excellent historical research that raises many salient points about the origins of teenage culture. It gets a little lost along the way when the story veers towards racial tension and unemployment protests in the 1930s as these are not exclusively youth issues and did not originate from youthful protest. There were also some elements played down, such as the studied attention to market products to teenage tastes - a trend that grew rapidly in America during the 1920s and 1930s. When the documentary ends, in 1945, the world is set for the deluge of teenage culture to descend, and I wanted to see more of this - perhaps in another documentary...


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Yonkers, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,000, 16 March 2014

Gross USA:

$40,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,169
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Cinereach See more »
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