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Teen

Slash

Slash stands out as this year’s film for the true teenage outcast.

Videofilia (and Other Viral Syndromes)

A Peruvian film that attempts to be a film for and about the oversaturated teenage mind, and seemingly designed to be viewed on a laptop.

Don’t Call Me Son

The Brazilian drama takes on social class, shifting identities, and what happens when a newcomer knocks a family dynamic off balance.

The Eagle Huntress

The majestic landscape, captured by first-time feature documentary filmmaker Otto Bell, lends this intimate documentary an epic grandeur.

Girl Asleep

This Australian film, set in the 1970s, exudes a fitting hallucinatory quality to the messy coming-of-age experience.

American Honey

Rising British director Andrea Arnold makes her first onscreen journey through the States

The Rehearsal/My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea | NYFF 2016

Two films to discover at the 54th New York Film Festival: The Rehearsal, with one of the best ensembles in the program, and the animated teen meltdown My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea.

Kicks

em>Kicks has a rich, magical realism that elevates it above the run-of-the-mill coming-of-age or gangland film

Little Men

The new film by Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange)—well crafted, complex, and ambiguous