Opalka at Sage to Host Screening of Matt Wolf's "TEENAGE"

April 7, 2014 at 2:36 pm

ALBANY, NY - The Opalka Gallery at Sage will present the film "TEENAGE" on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

Directed by: Matt Wolf
Narrated by: Jena Malone, Ben Wishaw, Julia Hummer, Jessie Usher
Release Date: March 14th, 2014 (US Theatrical)
Running Time: 77 mins.
Rating: Not Yet Rated by the MPAA
World Premiere: Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn't matter - this was a new idea of youth. They were all "Teenagers."

A hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th, Matt Wolf's TEENAGE is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and diary entries read by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, and others. Inspired by Jon Savage's book and set to a shimmering contemporary score by Bradford Cox (Deerhunter / Atlas Sound), "TEENAGE" is a mesmerizing trip into the past and a riveting look at the very idea of "coming-of-age."

WHERE: Opalka Gallery, 140 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY, 12208
WHEN: Wednesday, April 16, 7pm
COST: $5, free with Sage College Student ID
For more information visit sage.edu/opalka. (p)518-292-7742 (e) opalka@sage.edu