The Kids Aren't Alright - Senior Year: Modern Angst

The Kids Aren’t Alright: Troubled Teens on Screen

March 13, 2024

Film Talks

In the final stretch of our The Kids Aren’t Alright: Troubled Teens on Screen series, students approach their senior year by exploring modern-day portrayals of troubled teens. 

Films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Bottoms serve as case studies, offering insights into contemporary challenges and complexities faced by today's youth. We’ll also explore the influence of filmmakers like Larry Clark and Harmony Korine on troubled teens in the streaming era with shows like “Euphoria" and "13 Reasons Why". The Talk concludes with a comprehensive summary, connecting the thematic threads woven throughout the four Talks and reflecting on the enduring impact of troubled teens on screen.

In conjunction with this Film Talk, SIFF will present The Perks of Being a Wallflower at SIFF Cinema Uptown on Monday, March 4.

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Wednesday, March 13, 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.