(1964) Directed by George Roy Hill. Peter Sellers, Tippy Walker Merrie Spaeth, Angela Lansbury. (106 min.) 35mm print from Park Circus.
Two 14-year-old girls use their vivid imaginations to find adventure in midcentury New York City. One contrives a crush on a rakish, second-rate pianist (Peter Sellers), and their innocent pursuit of him eventually collides with uncomfortable adult realities. Adapted from Nora Johnson’s autobiographical novel, it’s really one of cinema’s most sensitive depictions of teen girlhood and the absorbing bonds of friendship.
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