14 May 2015

Beyond Clueless - director interview

From At The Movies, 7:50 pm on 14 May 2015

Beyond Clueless: Interview with teen movie documentary director Charlie Dyne.

Simon Morris talks to Charlie Lyne, an English documentary maker who made Beyond Clueless a film about the high school movies of the 1990s and 2000s.

The high school teen movie is very much an American phenomenon. Other countries occasionally go to school – Harry Potter, Bend it like Beckham, Boy and Monsieur Lazhar – but it’s not the whole world of those movies – not like 10 Things I Hate About You, Eurotrip and American Pie.

American High School is engraved on the soul of young film-goers, featuring things that barely exist in their own world – cheerleaders, the star quarterback, Spring Break, the Junior Prom, the freaks and geeks and the Glee Club.

One English film-director is more obsessed than most, and he’s made a film out of his obsession. 

Charlie Dyne is the director of the teen movie documentary Beyond Clueless (available on Netflix and iTunes).