1983, 16mm, 120 minutes
Directed by Joel DeMott and Jeff Kreines
Courtesy of Icarus Films
Arguably one of the most fascinating films ever made about teenagers, this verite-style documentary was made for TV in 1983 but was rejected for broadcast after sponsors expressed concerns over the depiction of interracial dating in the film. Filmed in Muncie, Indiana in the early 80’s with an amazing FM radio soundtrack, the film follows a group of working-class kids with feathered hair and afros, as they smoke dope, drink beer, and experience intense angst and drama throughout their senior year at Southside High School.