Narrated by cult teen star Fairuza Balk, Beyond Clueless is a dizzying journey into the mind, body and soul of the teen movie, as seen through the eyes of over 200 modern coming-of-age classics.
Beyond Clueless comes home, with a special preview at the BFI Southbank — the home of British cinema — as part of their summer teen movie season Teenage Kicks. The screening will be scored live by Summer Camp, and followed by a party til late in the Benugo bar.
Friday 8th August · 8:45pm · NFT 1 LONDON PREMIERE SCORED LIVE BY SUMMER CAMP Sold Out
After a two-year hiatus, Branchage Festival returns to Jersey this September, with an extensive film programme including two screenings of Beyond Clueless.
Friday 26th September · 7:30pm · St. Brelade's Parish Hall JERSEY PREMIERE Tickets
Saturday 27th September · 3:00pm · Jersey Museum Cinema Tickets
'Vibrant, funny and subversive… interpretative analysis at its most engaging and evocative' — Dazed & Confused
'It deconstructs cliques, party scenes, and devirginations, while also serving as an irresistible guide to the best (and worst-best) teen movies ever' - New York Magazine
'A Ph.D. on the history of high school cinema. I thought it was fascinating' — Tracey Emin
'While the analysis traverses the terrain of teen identity, sex, hierarchy and groupthink, the film feels as light and enjoyable as any teen movie' - Sight & Sound
'Lyne's personal enthusiasm for teen films reverberates in every frame' - The Week
'There is no denying the wealth of research and smart analysis' - Screen International
'Accomplishes a storyteller’s most important goal: to say what we all know but could never have put so well ourselves' - Opening Ceremony
'Through witty editing, a hypnotic narration and a hair-raising score, Lyne makes a compelling case that these candy-coloured teenage confections have dark, poisonous cores' - The Skinny
'His passion for the genre is evident and his theories are presented with a rigour that pays the films the respect he feels they deserve' - The Guardian
'Hypnotic... evokes the tone of a David Attenborough documentary' - Little White Lies
'Shot through with enough darkness to leave you questioning this very white, heterosexual vision of teen utopia' — Grolsch Film Works
'The ultimate movie about teen movies' - i-D