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In the 1950s and 60s, however, teenagers were still a big, off-putting puzzle. What sort of trance could have overtaken Mommy’s Sweet Angel? Whence on earth did this rebel streak gush from? Heavens! The Film Board’s teenager films from that era form a curious collection. On one hand, one senses a real desire – on the behalf of directors and producers – to get at the heart of the “adolescent phenomenon,” to understand what it’s all about. On the other, the distance between these filmmakers and their subject makes these films feel, at times, like a National Geographic special on a recently contacted tribe of bush-dwelling cannibals. Fascination tinged with polite horror. So let us turn the clock back half a century and take a peak at 4 fiction films that hail from this fascinating time. All were shot in black and white on 16 mm and/or 35 mm film. The youngest of these is 48 years old. (via The Hell Years: 4 Vintage NFB Films About Teenagers | NFB.ca blog)

In the 1950s and 60s, however, teenagers were still a big, off-putting puzzle. What sort of trance could have overtaken Mommy’s Sweet Angel? Whence on earth did this rebel streak gush from? Heavens! The Film Board’s teenager films from that era form a curious collection. On one hand, one senses a real desire – on the behalf of directors and producers – to get at the heart of the “adolescent phenomenon,” to understand what it’s all about. On the other, the distance between these filmmakers and their subject makes these films feel, at times, like a National Geographic special on a recently contacted tribe of bush-dwelling cannibals. Fascination tinged with polite horror. So let us turn the clock back half a century and take a peak at 4 fiction films that hail from this fascinating time. All were shot in black and white on 16 mm and/or 35 mm film. The youngest of these is 48 years old. (via The Hell Years: 4 Vintage NFB Films About Teenagers | NFB.ca blog)