Film Screening – Selected by Jacob Ciocci

Teenage
A 1940s Sub-Deb.
Photographer: Anna Holmer
Featured: Liz Raiss
Courtesy of Cinereach
Teenage
A 1940s Sub-Deb.
Photographer: Anna Holmer
Featured: Liz Raiss
Courtesy of Cinereach

July 31 | 9:30pm | Transformer Station

Sneak Peak of Teenage, directed by Matt Wolf and recently selected for the 2013 HotDocs and Tribeca Film Festivals.

Before the “Teenager” was invented, there was no second stage of life. You were either a child or you went to work as an adult. At the turn of the century, child labor 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 young people from the first half of the 20th century in America, England, and Germany – from party-crazed Flappers and hip Swing Kids to zealous Nazi Youth and frenzied Sub-Debs. By the end of World War II, they were all “Teenagers”: a new idea of youth. 

 

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The CMA Ohio City Stages festival area, on 29th street from Detroit to Clinton Avenue, will be closed to traffic. Free parking will be available in the marked parking lot at Lutheran Hospital on West 25th Street.

Audience members are welcome to bring blankets and chairs for seating.