Oscilloscope Nabs Rights to ‘Teenage’

Youth culture documentary features narration from Jena Malone and Ben Whishaw

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 3:34 PM

Oscilloscope Laboratories is feeling like a teenager again.

The indie label founded by late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch said Thursday that it has acquired North American rights to "Teenage," a documentary look at the origins of youth culture. 

The film draws on archival material, film footage and diary entries from around the globe to look at various pre-adult movements — from Flappers to Swing Kids to Hitler Youth — that swept various countries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Julia Hummer, Jessie Usher provide voice-over work.

The film is  based on the book "Teenage: The Pre-History of Youth Culture 1875-1945" by Jon Savage and it directed by Matt Wolf ("Wild Combination: a Portrait of Arthur Russell").  

"Teenage" was produced by Ben Howe & Kyle Martin and executive produced by Philipp Engelhorn & Michael Raisler and Jason Schwartzman.