TEENAGE and 150 YEARS OF KANE (FILM at the Erie Art Museum)
July 2, 2014
Teenage (2014) at 7:00pm Documentary/History
Western Pennsylvania Premiere
Plus 150 Years of Kane: A Student Journey (2014) at 6:00pm with Q&A Documentary/History
Sponsored by Erie Arts & Culture
'Teenagers' did not always exist. But then, they were invented. With a changing tide the world
over and a struggle 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 - they were all a new idea of
youth. They were all 'Teenagers.' Teenage is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices (provided by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Julia Hummer, Jessie Usher) lifted from early 20th century diary entries to define a new idea of youth. Using a smartly
assembled blend of archival footage and well-made re-enactments, Teenage surveys the rise of adolescent culture with tenderness and wit. 78 minutes. Director: Matt Wolf. Writers: Jon Savage, Matt Wolf.
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature (2013 Tribeca Film Festival)
Arrive early! 150 Years of Kane: A Student Journey (2014) will start at 6:00pm followed by a Q&A.
The two-year project involved ten Kane Middle School students who researched, wrote, shot, and edited the film with author, PJ Piccirillo, and filmmaker, John C. Lyons. 45 minutes.
Erie Art Museum (View)
411 State Street (enter on 5th between State and French streets)
Erie, PA 16501