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Matt Wolf is an American filmmaker whose documentaries Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard and Teenage each draw upon a multitude of media sources (including archival, recreations, recitations, etc.), culminating in a unique style that he calls a ‘living collage’.
Matt was in Toronto for Hot Docs ’13 to present his latest film, Teenage, which is based on Jon Savage’s book on the beginning of youth culture. We met at an empty classroom at the University of Toronto to talk about each of his films, the development of his craft, and the experimental treatment of historical characters, while still appealing to a broader audience.
This interview was released in September 2013.
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