To book a screening and/or discussion with Director Matt Wolf, or to purchase the DVD
(with public performance rights) for your school or organization:
Ideas and Resources
- Jon Savage’s Teenage: The Prehistory of Youth Culture: 1875-1947
- The BFI London Film Festival’s discussion guide for the film, including brief topical background, a statement from Matt Wolf, and suggested reading.
- The Day: Explaining Matters, a news publication for teachers:
A brief piece on Teenage with discussion points, links and lesson ideas
A slideshow of the “12 most impressive and important teenagers of the year”
- Teenage Reviewers and Critics discussion guide provided by Oscilloscope
- Gina Basso and Mike Keegan programmed a series of 12 films portraying the teenage experience at San Francisco’s Roxie cinema. Their collection is a great complement to Teenage. We also interviewed the programmers about their selections.
- Did you host a unique screening event, or create your own discussion guide or student assignment? Email us!
- To contribute to our Teenage Bill of Rights Tumblr, where we post images in the spirit of the ten Rights discussed in Teenage, email us your own photo expressing one of the Rights, or your own Bill of Rights updated for today’s teenagers, and we’ll share it.
Select Past Screenings
- Yale University hosted a public screening of Teenage and a discussion with writer/director Matt Wolf. It was a multi-disciplinary event, co-sponsored by Films at the Whitney Humanities Center, the departments of Film Studies, Sociology and History, and the Modern European History Colloquium. A sociology professor moderated an audience Q&A.
- New York City’s Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) is a program for adventurous high school students from all over New York and New Jersey to go deep into the city’s vibrant film, theater, music, visual arts, dance and performance scenes. The group hosted a screening of Teenage for a group of students ages 16 – 19. and a guided talk-back with producer Kyle Martin at the lower east side’s Anthology Film Archives.
- From Meghan McGilvra MSW, Program Director at Valley of the Sun YMCA, who watched Teenage with YMCA colleagues: “We are in the business of youth development and work with over 400 teens a year. It’s easy to get frustrated or lose passion and your film reminded us why. We had a great discussion afterwards about how the issues [for today’s youth] are the same or different and what does our work do to impact that. How to empower youth, respect their stage in life and harness it for all.”