Teenage 2014 Ages 15+

6.00PM Fri 2 Feb 2018 (1hr 18mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'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 how people come of age.' Matt Wolf

Matt Wolf's Teenage is a collage of archival material, filmed portraits and diary entries read by actors including Jena Malone and Ben Wishhaw. It explores the origins of youth culture from the end of the 19th Century and its development through forms of fashion and social activities. Set to a score by Deerhunter's Bradford Cox.

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE, DOLBY, 78 MINUTES, USA/GERMANY, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: MATT WOLF / SCRIPT: JON SAVAGE / BASED ON THE BOOK 'TEENAGE: THE CREATION OF YOUTH 1845-1945' BY JON SAVAGE / CINEMATOGRAPHY: NICK BENTGEN / EDITOR: JOE BESHENKOVSKY / MUSIC: BRADFORD COX / PRODUCTION CO: OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: THE WORKS FILM GROUP