Cinema: Growing Pains

OUR TIME Directed by PETER HYAMS Screenplay by JANE C. STANTON

The school year 1955 is distant enough by now to be vulnerable to the assaults of nostalgia. The light is diffused, soft and often colored gold: the director would probably describe it as the golden light of memory. Our Time is that kind of movie. The setting is Penfield, a fancy girls' boarding school in New England. The two protagonists are senior-year roommates, Abby (Pamela Sue Martin) and Muffy (Betsy Slade). Abby shows up to start the new school year with a suitcase full of summertime sexual experiences...

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