4.1.17 #SaturdayScreening: All This Panic

Growing up in the age of Instagram. Jenny Gage's documentary does not treat social media head on, but the rich camerawork evokes youth steeped in an Instagram aesthetic.

Growing up in the age of Instagram. Jenny Gage's documentary does not treat social media head on, but the rich camerawork evokes youth steeped in an Instagram aesthetic.

The effect of watching this week’s #saturdayscreening is heady to say the least. Jenny Gage’s All This Panic is youth in a bottle, capturing all of the beauty and uncertainty of a group of young women in Brooklyn as they come of age. The documentary’s rich camerawork has an ethereal quality that mimics how we all remember our youth: fast-paced and bright, though slightly blurry at the edges. Most importantly, this is a record of teenage experience as told by teenage girls. Their observations, equal turns innocent and wise beyond their years, are the real joy of the film.

Playing through 4/5 at IFC Center in NYC

Sunday, April 2nd:  Q&A with director Jenny Gage and cast, moderated by Heidi Julavits (Author and editor of The Believer) at 7:40pm show

Wednesday, April 5th:  Q&A with filmmakers Jenny Gage, Tom Betterton and cast, moderated by actor Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) at 7:40pm show

"Raw and heartwarming. [All This Panic] makes us realize that, regardless of which generation we belong to, we all go through the same growing pains.” -Indiewire