The camera hovers at a slight distance over Garrison Saenz and Skye Elmore’s faces, almost as if one of them is holding a cellphone at arm’s length to capture their mildly flirtatious conversation in this world of continual self-documentation.
Then the scene cuts to a shot of the two from across the room. And it becomes clear that the kids are being filmed by a third party. But it remains unclear for the first several scenes of Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet’s “Only the Young” whether the movie is actually a documentary or a narrative feature.
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