On April 16th, British Pathé made headlines when they announced that their formidable archive of newsreel footage would be released onto YouTube.
Monthly Archives: April 2014
I Was A Teenage Teenager
In January, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater programmed I Was a Teenage Teenager, a film series dedicated to the teenage experience.
Going Beyond Clueless with Charlie Lyne
Teen movies generally get dismissed as either nostalgic pap or disposable junk.
Youth in Resistance: The Polish Scouts
While Germany occupied Poland from 1939-1945, a critical youth movement went underground along with the Polish Home army.
B.Y.O. Philly’s Night Out in Camden
Tired of being misunderstood as pierced and mohawked harbingers of the apocalypse by talk show stiffs like Parents of Punkers family therapy founder Serena Dank, LA punks Youth Brigade formed the Better Youth Organization, or BYO.
Wild in Denver: Neal Cassady’s Teen Years
As the inspiration for Kerouac’s wildman Dean Moriarty in On The Road, Neal Cassady embodied the restless energy of what would be known as the Beat Generation.
Parents of Punkers
In 1984 daytime talk-show host Phil Donahue bravely tackled the punk epidemic, pitting punk teens against their baffled and buttoned down parents.
Eli Porter: People’s Champion
In 2003 kids from Chamblee, GA, a small suburb north of Atlanta, taped a rap battle show called “Iron Mic” during their 4th period film class.
Before directing Teenage, Matt Wolf made Wild Combination, a feature length portrait of enigmatic musician Arthur Russell.
Dissatisfied after asking the city to sanction a park for Portland’s considerable skater population, Chris Bredesen, Osage Buffalo and Bret Taylor found the perfect spot to take matters into their own hands.