PBS Premiere: July 22, 1997
During the four years of shooting this teen chronicle in South Philadelphia, Raelene tackles parenting, Anna struggles with sexuality, De'Yona grapples with loss and Lisa wrestles with relationships. Filmmakers Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio render a longitudinal portrait that celebrates the fragility, power and drama of adolescence with uncommon patience and respect. A rare and disarming peek into the very real lives of teenage girls, the film provides access to the seldom heard voices of young women working to shape their identities in the '90s.
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December 1, 2010
Sharply observed, nonjudgmental... few films offer such rich human material in such succinct balanced non-polemical form, fewer still are timely enough to serve as ideal conversation pieces for young women.”