SF360: Seventeen reasons why “Seventeen” might be the greatest movie about teenagers ever made

SF360: Seventeen reasons why "Seventeen" might be the greatest movie about teenagers ever made

Children, do you know what your parents are watching? School’s (still) out for summer, and curator Kathy Geritz has done her part to provide some viewing material with “Screenagers: Documents from the Teenage Years,” an ongoing Tuesday night series at Pacific Film Archive. Focusing on works that strive for realism, rather than mainstream pap, Geritz has already shown a pair of movies titled “Thirteen” (I prefer David Williams‘s quiet Southern story to Catherine Hardwicke‘s hyped-up SoCal one), and next week brings “Seventeen” — Jeff Kreines‘s and Jole DeMott‘s legendary and obscure 1982 documentary set in Muncie, Indiana, which was suppressed from PBS by outraged corporate sponsor Xerox. Johnny Ray Huston reports in SF360.

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