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.


'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


Join us in Dundee for the Scottish premiere of Beyond Clueless at Discovery Film Festival, programmed by young people, for young people.

Tuesday 28th October · 10:00am · Dundee Contemporary Arts SCOTTISH PREMIERE Tickets

Tuesday 4th November · 12:00pm · Dundee Contemporary Arts Tickets

Beyond Clueless returns to the world's biggest documentary cinema to mark the film's Canadian release, courtesy of KinoSmith. Both screenings will feature Skype Q&As with director Charlie Lyne and Saturday night's show is a double bill with EuroTrip!

Saturday 1st November · 7:00pm · The Bloor SKYPE Q&A EUROTRIP DOUBLE BILL Tickets

Sunday 2nd November · 4:00pm · The Bloor SKYPE Q&A Tickets

Beyond Clueless hits the Hawaii International Film Festival, 'the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region'.

Wednesday 5th November · 5:45pm · Dole Cannery E Tickets

Beyond Clueless returns to Scotland for the 12th annual Inverness Film Festival.

Thursday 6th November · 11:30am · Eden Court Tickets

Beyond Clueless will play as part of the Top Dox strand at CPH:DOX, one of the world's largest documentary film festivals. The festival will close with a screening of the film scored live by Summer Camp in Copenhagen's spectacular Falkoner Biograf.

Friday 7th November · 9:30pm · Nordisk Film Palads DANISH PREMIERE Tickets

Thursday 13th November · 10:30pm · Empire Bio LIVE Q&A Tickets

Sunday 16th November · 9:45pm · Falkoner Biograf SCORED LIVE BY SUMMER CAMP Tickets

Beyond Clueless returns to Ireland for the 59th edition of the country's oldest and best-loved festival, the Cork Film Festival.

Thursday 13th November · 6:30pm · Triskel Christchurch Tickets


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