Shot over a three-year period with unparalleled intimacy and access, ‘All this Panic!’ takes an intimate look at the interior lives of a group of teenage girls as they come of age in Brooklyn.
A potent mix of vivid portraiture and vérité, we follow the girls as they navigate the ephemeral and fleeting transition between childhood and adulthood.
The most remarkable part of the film is its continued access to subjects who are literally changing before the viewer’s eyes. Teenagers go through some of the most profound physical and mental alterations possible in humankind, and this film puts that journey front and centre.
Gage’s remarkably intimate portrait of female youth on the verge leaves you with a largely hopeful feeling that this particular group of women will make good on that advice.. It is a story of hope, courage, and life, all shot in gripping vérité style that stuns with its directness and immediacy. GUARDIAN