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Collection National Screening Room

Kids These Days

The postwar period was a golden age for films that carried a message of moral, social, and physical hygiene for the nation’s youth at a time when there was genuine cultural anxiety about the future of the American family. The movies presented in Kids These Days are collectively a fascinating artifact, sometimes unintentionally hilarious in their earnestness (Are You Popular?) but other times darkly unsettling (any film by Sid Davis Productions).

For more on these films, see this Now See Hear! blog post.

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