Cinereach production Teenage had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, its international debut at HotDocs in May, and opened Moscow’s Beat Film Festival earlier this month.
Next up are AFI Silverdocs (June 19 – 23), The Melbourne International Film Festival (July 25 – August 11), and a special screening July 31 in Cleveland Ohio as part of the Bellwhether Summer Film Series.
Writer and director Matt Wolf, punk author Jon Savage, who lives in Wales and wrote the film with Wolf, and actor and musician Jason Schwartzman, an executive producer of Teenage, were reunited during Tribeca (photo below).
During the festival the BBC’s Anglophenia interviewed Jon at the Cinereach offices for this video, which also includes an early glimpse of scenes from the film:
Matt, Jon and Jason also had this conversation with Interview about their own Teenage years and the parallels to the youth depicted in the film (among many other things).
To join the Teenage team in an ongoing dialogue about youth culture in all forms, decades and locations, visit the Teenage blog. The blog has been feeding the youth culture conversation for the past two years, while the film was in production. Director Matt Wolf saw it as a contract with his audience that he would someday complete the film, and now that he has, it remains a growing hub of imagery, video, and commentary on the teenage experience.