Directed by Marisa Silver • 1984 • United States
Starring Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Neill Barry
Director Marisa Silver received the 1984 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for this strikingly sensitive and naturalistic look at female coming of age across socioeconomic lines. Set on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, OLD ENOUGH traces the friendship that develops between two girls from very different backgrounds: Lonnie (Sarah Boyd), a sheltered eleven-year-old from a wealthy family, and Karen (Rainbow Harvest), a streetwise fourteen-year-old with working-class parents. Over the course of a hot New York summer, the two young women introduce one another to their disparate worlds while navigating the emotional rollercoaster of adolescent romance.