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.

The film was written and directed by Charlie Lyne with an original score by Summer Camp. It had its world premiere at SXSW in March 2014.


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

Beyond Clueless hits Scandinavia for the 15th annual Bergen International Film Festival, the biggest of its kind in Norway.

Screenings TBA


'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

'The film equivalent of a Teen Movie Reader' — VICE

'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




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