Directed by Joel DeMott, Jeff Kreiens (1982)
In their final year at Muncie’s Southside High School, a group of seniors hurtles toward maturity with a combination of joy, despair, and an aggravated sense of urgency. They also learn a great deal about life, both in and out of school and not what school officials think they are teaching. Seventeen was originally slated to air on PBS but was pulled because of concerns by some over the film’s content, which includes interracial romance and vulgar language. To this day, the documentary has never been aired on television.