Seven Minutes in Heaven

Director: Linda Feferman
Screenwriters: Jane Bernstein, Linda Feferman

Institute History

  • 1986 Sundance Film Festival

Description

A peek through the door into the world of the average teenager, Seven Minutes in Heaven takes a sensitive and humorous look at being 15 . . .in America, in school and in love. The film centers on the relationships of three friends, Natalie (Jennifer Connelly), a shy girl; her friend Polly (Maddie Corman), a girl preoccupied with sex; and Jeff (Byron Thames), a friend who needs a place to stay.

Seven Minutes in Heaven is a sympathetic portrait, at times a bit preposterous, but gentle nonetheless. It’s really about two young, slightly confused girls trying to confront sexuality on their own terms. Definitely a step above the standard offering of “teenage” films, this film has some memorable moments that remind us all of the awkwardness and humor of those teenage years.

Screening Details

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