We Are All ʻInner Childrenʻ of the ʻMid90sʻ: A SnapShot Of Both ʻzine and Film By Jonah Hill
By Aaris A. Schroeder
“Mid9os,” in theatres starting Oct. 19 is a film that Jonah Hill did not perform in but was the first he directed is receiving rave reviews from Day Time and Evening TV Show Circuits along with publications such as COMPLEX Magazine.
Jonah Hill has performed in recent classics such as “War Dogs,” generational favorite, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and cult-classic, “Superbad.” Hill now puts his hands in the production ring. While production was commencing, Hill decided to work in conjunction with A24 Magazine to release “Inner Children” a single issue.
“Everyone has a snapshot of themselves from a time when they were young that they were ashamed of. For me, it’s that 14-year-old overweight and the unattractive kid who felt ugly to the world, who listened to Hip_hop and wanted so badly to be accepted by this community of skateboarders.” Hill States in his manifesto of this issue and in a way, to preclude the film, “Mid90s.”
The purpose behind the ʻzine is to interview folks Hill considers heroes or of whom he is fans of to normalize these people who seem so distant to many of us, finding some familiarity in being human; knowing everyone has had struggles growing up. Some of these folks include DJ Premiere and Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest). For Hill, it was being overweight and unattractive, traits that his mother brought upon him through verbal abuse as a child. According to Hill, he never really thought much about his weight until about four years ago when he decided to do something about it and all these emotions were brought about.
“Inner Children” Magazine seems to flow perfectly with the film, “Mid90s.” The film which premiered at the International Film Festival in Toronto Sept. 9 and in theatres all over the United States. The film will show what it was like for a young teen in the Mid-90s, growing up in a world of Grunge, HipHop and skateboarding in California. The backdrop of music for the film was made by Trent Reznor of whom Hill promised Hill that he would write the score of his first film and Atticus Ross as well as a pretty awesome HipHop score.
Check the A24 Magazine: Inner Children Magazine Below: