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.
- Jane C. C. WagnerProducer
- Tina DiFeliciantonioProducer
Partners in Naked Eye Productions Ltd. since 1988, Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner’s critically acclaimed work has been screened at museums, film festivals, educational institutions, and, have been broadcast in countries throughout the world. Their collaboration began while at Stanford University’s masters film program where DiFeliciantonio made her directing debut with the National Emmy Award-winning film Living With AIDS and Wagner, the award-winning Hearts & Quarks.