Teenagers didn't always exist. That’s the theme of documentary filmmaker Matt Wolf’s Teenage, which will making its DVD debut courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories on Sept. 9.
The film worked the festival circuit in 2013 (London Film Festival, Tribeca, etc.) and then received a limited domestic arthouse break … the ARR is 179 days and reported ticket sales currently stand at $40,169.
Working with writer John Savage’s book, “Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture, 1875-1945,” Wolf blends vintage footage and spoken diaries from the period with the timeline presented in the book to illustrate how the end of child labor patterns in Western culture at the end of the 19th Century brought about the rise of the youth culture — music, books, mores and more.
Teenage is a fascinating work … one that everyone alive today can relate to!
Bonus features include commentary by filmmaker Matt Wolf and producer Kyle Martin, two featurettes — “Dreaming Documenary: Making Teenage” and “On Set With the Bright Young People.” — and additional archival film footage, including Thomas Edison’s 1897 “Pillow Fight.”
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