The modern notion of the teenager dominates popular culture to such a degree that it’s difficult to reconcile the fact that the concept is a relatively new one. It’s the emergence of the term and, more crucially, the very idea of this isolated period in a young person’s life that concerns Matt Wolf’s innovative new documentary, Teenage (2013). To celebrate the film’s home entertainment release this coming Monday (31 March), we have THREE copies to give away to our learned army of regular readers, courtesy of independent UK distributor Soda Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
Teenagers didn’t always exist. At the turn of the century, child labour was ending, ‘adolescence’ was emerging and a struggle erupted between adults and youth. Would the young be controlled and regimented, or could they be free? Inspired by punk author Jon Savage’s book, Teenage gives voice to emblematic teenagers from the first half of the 20th century: Brenda, a self-destructive bright young thing; Melita, an idealistic Hitler Youth member; Tommi, a rebellious German swing kid; and Warren, a black boy scout. Thanks to its use of subjective narration and living collage of footage, voices and rhythms, Teenage recreates the turbulent feeling of teenage rebellion.
In which of the below decades are teen movie classics Grease and West Side Story both set?
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Matt Wolf’s sophomore feature Teenage is released on DVD from Monday 31 March, courtesy of Soda Pictures.
This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 3 April 2014.
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