The Portland Public Library and Videoport are offering a six-month-long film series for teens beginning in January.

“Teens Through Time” presents movies from the 1950s to the present with a teen-centric perspective. The movies will be shown on consecutive Wednesdays in the Rines Room of the library on Congress Street.

The screenings are free, and feature short discussions.

Here’s the schedule: 

JANUARY (1950s)

Wednesday: “Blackboard Jungle” (1955)

12: “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955)

19: “Gidget” (1959)

26: “Bye Bye Birdie” (1963) 

FEBRUARY (1960s)

2: “Beach Blanket Bingo” (1965)

9: “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964)

16: “To Sir, With Love” (1967)

23: “Riot on Sunset Strip” (1967)

MARCH (1970s)

9: “Over the Edge” (1979)

16: “Billy Jack” (1971)

23: “The Warriors” (1979)

30: “Cooley High” (1975) 

APRIL (1980s)

6: “The Breakfast Club” (1985)

13: “Breakin’ ” (1984)

20: “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982)

27: “Valley Girl” (1983) 

MAY (1990s)

4: “Encino Man” (1992)

11: “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997)

18: “Never Been Kissed” (1999)

25: “Cheaters” (2000) 

JUNE (2000s)

8: “Clockstoppers” (2002)

15: “Mean Girls” (2004)

22: “Napoleon Dynamite” (2004)

29: “Bring It On” (2000)

 

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