When I heard about the documentary Teenage, which is a compilation film about the history of teenagers, it didn’t sound too necessary. But then I saw it, and now I’d consider it a must-see. Directed by Matt Wolf and based on Jon Savage’s book Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875–1945, it is a fascinating study of something we took for granted while living it, and even afterward. I especially love the doc’s Cinema Eye Honors-nominated score, by Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox, and the use of multiple narrators, including Jena Malone and Ben Whishaw.
And now I’m very happy to premiere the new poster for Teenage, courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories, which releases the film on March 14th. The one-sheet above features an old photo of legendary swing dancer Hal Takier with first-wife/partner Betty Takier, promising exactly what you’ll get in the doc: a jumpin’ archive party. The blurb from Indiewire’s Mark Lukenbill adds to that with a literal claim to it being “stylish, freewheeling and fun.” One thing I’m surprised the poster doesn’t emphasize more, though, is its executive producers, Jason Schwartzman and Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Philipp Engelhorn and Michael Raisler.
Visit the film’s website to learn more, and watch the new trailer below via Yahoo!