The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 79 minutes
Being a teenage girl isn’t easy, although resiliency and friendship make the experience palatable. That’s the underlying message of the touching documentary ALL THIS PANIC, which follows
a group of likeable, insightful Brooklyn teenagers over a three-year span. The film revolves around spitfire Ginger, an aspiring actress who’s at loose ends post-high school and struggling to find motivation, and her younger sister Dusty, who isn’t ready to grow up and leave childhood behind. Their friends include: sagacious Lena, a Sarah Lawrence student who’s worried about her father as he grapples with mental health issues; Sage, a confident teenage feminist exploring her black heritage and dealing with her dad’s sudden death; and Olivia, a shy surf enthusiast who’s coming to terms with the fact she’s gay. The teens are blunt about their insecurities and fears but undaunted as they withstand evolving friendships, shifting identities, and nagging parents. ALL THIS PANIC is a gorgeously shot, realistic portrayal of the angst and excitement present when you’re on the cusp of coming into your own. —A.Z.
Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 7:45 PM
Friday, April 07, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 11:30 AM
WOMEN OF THE WORLD
Recommended for High School Students +
New Direction Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Jenny Gage was raised in Malibu, California. She holds an M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University. Along with husband and artistic partner Tom Betterton, she has photographed advertising campaigns for Ralph Lauren, JC Penney, Estée Lauder, and Sony. She has also had editorial work published in W, Vanity Fair, and Vogue Nippon.
ALL THIS PANIC (2016)
Jenny Gage, Tom Betterton, Christie Colliopolous, Jennifer Ollman