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Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:80 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://teenagefilm.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Narrators: Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Julia Hummer, Jessie Usher
Featuring: Leah Hennessey, Ivy Blackshire, Ben Rosenfield, Malik Peters
Director:Matt Wolf
Produced by:Ben Howe
Kyle Martin
Screenwriter:Jon Savage
Matt Wolf
Cinematography:Nick Bentgen
Editing By:Joe Beshenkovsky
Music By:Bradford Cox


In a society that puts its youth on a pedestal, it’s hard to imagine that the concept of the teenager didn’t exist until the turn of the 20th century, when changes in child labor laws carved out a new division between childhood and adulthood. Inspired by the highly acclaimed book by punk author Jon Savage, this hip and innovative film leaves the traditional talking heads documentary style behind, instead employing vintage archival footage and first-person accounts of life as a teenager in the Western world (narrated by actors Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Julia Hummer and Jessie Usher) to show how today’s youth culture came to be defined by rebellious pioneers.