The Kids Aren't Alright - Freshman Year: The Invention of the Teenager

The Kids Aren’t Alright: Troubled Teens on Screen

February 21, 2024

Film Talks

In the inaugural week of The Kids Aren’t Alright: Troubled Teens on Screen, students will embark on their cinematic freshman year, exploring the foundational works of James Dean and the transformative influence of John Hughes. 

Films such as "Rebel Without a Cause, Breakfast Club, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will serve as touchstones, establishing the basics and origins of the teen movie genre while delving into Hughes’ profound impact.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
7:00–9:00 pm PT
SIFF Film Center (live) and live streamed via Zoom Webinar. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to ticket purchasers shortly before the scheduled event.

Jeremy Cropf

About the Instructor:

Jeremy Cropf is a filmmaker and television producer, currently working at Cascade Public Media. A six-time regional Emmy®-award winning producer, Jeremy earned a BA in Film and Television production at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated with honors (’11). In 2009 Jeremy studied advanced television production with the BBC Academy in London, attached as an associate producer for the BAFTA-winning BBC Two factual series The Virtual Revolution. He has produced and directed numerous films, documentaries, and commercials.