37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Teen Press

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Seven years ago, two optimistic Santa Barbara Middle School teachers, David Teton-Landis and John Seigel Boettner, saw a wave forming around the convergence of technology and journalism. In response, they pioneered the Santa Barbara Teen Press program to teach their students about culture and values through 21st-century journalism. Teen Press is a documentary short that follows the growth of the program over one semester, featuring students’ interviews with celebrities and unknown heroes across the United States. In a time when reports of America’s failing education system dominate U.S. media, this film showcases one school’s attempt to make a change. Discussion with director T.C. Johnstone and moderator Joe Fab

Supported by The Daily Progress


Saturday, November 7


3:45 PM


Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: T.C. Johnstone

Runtime: 31 min.

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Featuring: John Seigel Boettner, David Teton-Landis, Kara Petersen, Sue Carmody