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Gil Junger, 1999
97 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Digital projection
Rated 12Joel Gallen, 2001
89 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
35mm projection
Rated 15£10 / £9
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12:45 - Double bill:
10 Things I Hate About You &
Not Another Teen Movie

Perhaps the definitive 90s teen movie, 10 Things I Hate About You deftly reinvents Shakespeare’s totally dated Taming of the Shrew as a smart, funny and unexpectedly touching high school comedy, featuring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger as THE MOST ADORABLE COUPLE OF ALL TIME.

Equally adorable if somewhat more ridiculous are Chris Evans and Chyler Leigh, the ‘Popular Jock’ and ‘Pretty Ugly Girl’ at the heart of Not Another Teen Movie. If the teen film renaissance began with Clueless in 1995, it ended here: with one of the most incisive and affectionate genre spoofs ever committed to (surprisingly handsome) celluloid. Don’t believe the 28% Rotten Tomatoes score.

The double bill will be accompanied by a rare VHS screening of The Best of SM:TV Live – So far!

Wes Craven, 1997
120 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
35mm projection
Rated 18£8 / £7
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4:30 - Scream 2
with Joe Dunthorne

We asked poet, author and professional Neve Campbell aficionado Joe Dunthorne (Submarine) to pick a personal choice for Teenage Wasteland and he did not disappoint. Scream 2 builds on Wes Craven’s earlier post-modern slasher entries (Scream, New Nightmare) by refining the formula even further, resulting in the most intelligent, terrifying and relentlessly unpredictable horror sequel ever made.

Joe says: “Traditionally, the filler bits between the scary bits in a horror film are just that — filler. But the Scream films manage to be funny then shit-scary then funny again. And although they gave birth to a lot of iffy self-aware horror films, they did it first and best.”

Joe will be performing a live tribute to Nightmare on Elm Street before the film.

Kevin Smith, 1995
94 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Digital projection
Rated 18£8 / £7
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4:45 - Mallrats
with Emmy the Great

Though he jokingly apologised for the film’s failings at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards, Kevin Smith’s second film Mallrats is perhaps the indie superstar’s definitive movie, filled to bursting with scatological anecdotes, masterful weed jokes and the brilliantly jarring presence of perennial stoners Jay & Silent Bob. As selected by singer-songwriter-mallrat Emmy the Great, this is a rare opportunity to see a true slacker masterpiece on the big screen.

Emmy says: “I was a Kevin Smith fan all the way until he made Jersey Girl. I even owned the Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob comics. Mallrats was the absolute pinnacle of everything I loved about his films, full of cultural references, endlessly quotable at school, and it ended with a Weezer b-side. I watched it so many times I used to be able to watch it in my mind when I was bored. I can’t wait to see it again. THAT’S NOT A BOAT, IT’S A SCHOONER.”

Emmy the Great will be delivering a lecture on the great teen movie soundtracks before the film.

Alexander Payne, 1999
103 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
35mm projection
Rated 15£8 / £7
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7:00 - Election
with Grace Dent

Before he dedicated himself solely to documenting the neuroses of depressed middle-aged men, Alexander Payne made Election, a razor-sharp satire of high school life, American politics and the perverse intersection of the two. Starring Matthew Broderick (in the first of many against-type roles) and a then little-known Reese Witherspoon, the film has ambitions far beyond those of its adolescent peers — much like Tracy Flick, the iconic narcissist at its centre. It was selected by columnist, teen fiction author and certified Queen of Twitter Grace Dent.

Grace says: It’s sharp, dark, hysterical and pretty much flawless. I love Tracy Flick, she’s the ultimate All American anti-heroine. When push comes to shove and our dream is in reach, I think there’s a little bit of Flick in all of us.”

Grace will be canvassing for your support before the film begins.

with:
Tom Rosenthal
Joel Dommett
Joe Dunthorne
Ross Sutherland
Rose Heiney
David Elms
Kat Brown
Liam Williams
Catherine Bray
Anthony Ing
Charlie LyonsThis event will take place in the Hackney Attic (above the Picturehouse).£5
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7:30 - Teen Confessions

The one and only Charlie Lyons comforts a host of comedians, writers and poets as they relive the myriad horrors of their teen years. Expect embarrassing diary entries, bizarre adolescent creations and all manner of regrettable haircuts.

Confirmed acts include: Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner), Joel Dommett, Joe Dunthorne, Ross Sutherland, David Elms and Rose Heiney (Fresh Meat).

£8 / £7
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9:15 - Surprise Film

We’re keeping our headline movie a secret for fear that tickets sell out so fast that the internet breaks. But rest assured, shit’s gonna be off the chain.

withDJ setThis event will take place in the Hackney Attic (above the Picturehouse).Free entry

10:00 - Frat Party

Teenage Wasteland comes to a drunken, stumbling conclusion in the Hackney Attic, with Popjustice DJs playing the best in teen pop from 10 til late. We’ll be downing 40s, macking chicks and playing excessive amounts of beer pong in the best traditions of movie fraternities past.

Dress code: toga chic.


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