Films like “Clueless” and “Mean Girls” are fixtures in our cultural consciousness — which is why the documentary “Beyond Clueless,” Charlie Lyne’s directorial debut, is an exploration of the teen movie in all its Hollywood forms. The film, which is narrated by actress Fairuza Balk, premieres at SXSW today, March 10th, at 7:00pm at the Topfer Theatre at ZACH. Here’s the festival’s description:
“Beyond Clueless” is a dizzying journey into the mind, body and soul of the teen movie, as seen through the eyes of over 200 modern coming-of-age classics. Part adolescent fever dream, part roving visual essay, the film puts Hollywood’s high school under the microscope on a quest to lay bare the genre’s beating heart. Is “The Craft” the ultimate teenage survival guide? Can the little-seen Devon Sawa vehicle “Idle Hands” shine a light on the horrors of pubescence? And what’s really going on beneath the skin of “EuroTrip”? All will be revealed as “Beyond Clueless” leads viewers through Hollywood’s treacherous teen years and out the other side.
Check out the poster below — the film also screens on the 11th and 13th.