Made in a raw and glancing documentary style, Jim McKay’s startling feature draws us into the illusion that we’re simply eavesdropping on the lives of three inner-city black and Hispanic girls, all around 15 (they’re played by an extraordinary trio of newcomers, Kerry Washington, Melissa Martinez, and Anna Simpson), as they meander through the steamy late-summer days in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Their conversational style could be the urban-desperate version of Valley Girl patois, yet these girls are too young to hide their feelings, and McKay observes them with an objective intimacy that’s like a form of grace.
Genre: Drama; Starring: Marlene Forte, Melissa Martinez, Anna Simpson, Kerry Washington; Director: Jim McKay; Author: Jim McKay; Producer (group): Beech Hill Films, C-Hundred Film Corporation, Independent Film Channel, Journeyman Pictures; Runtime (in minutes): 1; MPAA Rating: R
Posted June 8 2001 — 12:00 AM EDT
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