The Kids Aren't Alright - Sophomore Year: Dark Comedy and Social Satire

The Kids Aren’t Alright: Troubled Teens on Screen

February 28, 2024

Film Talks

As students’ progress to their sophomore year, our The Kids Aren’t Alright: Troubled Teens on Screen series turns its focus towards the darker side of the genre with films like River’s Edge, Heathers and the iconic social satire of Mean Girls

This week explores how these films contribute to the evolving landscape of troubled teen narratives, addressing societal expectations, and the challenges of navigating high school dynamics.

In conjunction with this Film Talk, SIFF will present River’s Edge on 35mm at SIFF Cinema Uptown on Monday, February 12.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Wednesday, February 28, 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.

Pass (includes all Talks and screenings): $120 Sustainer | $80 Regular | $55 Member
Individual Talk: $25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 Member

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.