Film

Seventeen

 
 
Fri, Aug 7, 2015
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 120min
FORMAT: 16mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
+  Q&A with Joel DeMott
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Joel DeMott and Jeff Kreines | 1983
"One thing is for sure: 'Seventeen' is without a doubt one of the greatest movies, perhaps the greatest, about teenage life (not to mention American life) ever made."
—Indiewire

This is coming of age, as witnessed in Joel DeMott and Jeff Kreines' monumental non-fiction film about working-class teenagers—girls and boys, white and black. Kids smoke dope, get drunk, sass their teachers, disobey the taboo against race-mixing, and try to break away from their mothers and fathers. The result is a free-flowing intimacy with the teenagers' world, and "the immediacy is refreshing, and shocking. As searing as it is rambunctious, this film brings out all the middle-class prejudices against the working class that American movies rarely confront" (Michael Sragow, The New Yorker).

Talks 
Q&A 
 

with Joel DeMott

The 7pm screening will feature a Q&A with director Joel DeMott.

 
 
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