Hats off to Oscilloscope who announced today they were tackling the remarkably difficult task of adopting a teenager. Well, a lot of teenagers. O-Scope agreed to pick up the North American rights to “Teenage,” a “living collage” from director Matt Wolf. Featuring rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices lifted from early 20th century diary entries, the unique documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring before airing at Hot Docs and AFI Docs.
“‘Teenage’ is an incredibly unique, incredibly profound film about a subject as strange as it is relatable,” said O-Scope’s Dan Berger and David Laub in a joint statement. “Matt’s intelligent and nuanced handling of an inexhaustible wealth of material is a testament to his talent and precision as a filmmaker, and we all get to reap the benefits of that.”
“Oscilloscope thinks outside the box with documentaries, and that’s where we want to be,” said Matt Wolf. “I look forward to prolonging my adolescence with them.”
Indiewire released an exclusive image of the poster in April, and — while adolescence can be a rough period for some — “Teenage” received positive marks on Criticwire. Oscilloscope plans to submit “Teenage” to more festivals throughout 2013 before releasing in across all platforms — including a theatrical run.