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Teenage

Teenage

Looking forward to checking this out once it hits the streets. Us humans are always changing and our perceptions about life, maturity and death are oh so fickle. I never considered that teens were an actual invention, much like domestic pets.

Synopsis
Based on a groundbreaking book by the punk author Jon Savage, Teenage is an unconventional historical film about the invention of teenagers. Bringing to life fascinating youth from the early 20th century—from party-crazed Flappers and hipster Swing Kids to brainwashed Nazi Youth and frenzied Sub-Debs—the film reveals the pre-history of modern teenagers and the struggle between adults and adolescents to define youth.

Incredible archival material mixes seamlessly with 16mm recreations featuring actors. Based on actual teenage diaries, the footage resembles period home movies made by kids themselves. Stylized narration dramatizes this turbulent story and a contemporary soundtrack heightens emotions. The result is a visually explosive, pop meditation on how teenagers were born.

Senna

Senna’s remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of SENNA, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend’s years as an F1 driver. Far more than a film for F1 fans, SENNA unfolds a remarkable story in a remarkable manner, eschewing many standard documentary techniques in favor of a more cinematic approach that makes full use of astounding footage, much of which is drawn from F1 archives and previously unseen.

Finally — a great film about the legendary F1 Racer, Ayrton Senna. The Brazilian born international sports superstar is a legend, rivaling the better-known Pelé. Much like soccer, F1 racing has never taken a foot-hold in the American audience, however internationally it is recognized as the premier racing circuit. Senna’s short, but explosive career took him from humble beginnings, and landed him in the throne of the worlds fastest and luxurious sports. His life was cut short doing what he loved — there would have been no better way. He came from the bottom, and ended on the top, no questions.

Check the listings and catch this one, it’s sure to be a fast-paced thrill ride. You can find me at the Landmark tomorrow night.