Art for Teachers of Children (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A former boarding school teacher begins an affair with a 14-year old and is later investigated by the FBI for allegedly selling artistic depictions of nude teens in this autobiographical drama based on an event from filmmaker Jennifer Montgomery's life. She herself narrates the tale that begins in the 1970s during the so-called sexual revolution. The young Jennifer was attending a Northeastern boarding school when she developed a big crush on John, a married teacher with an interest in artistic photography. It all begins when she offers to allow him to photograph her topless. She then tells him that she wants to lose her virginity. Being an opportunistic sort, John willingly obliges; during their tryst he talks nonstop of art and literature. After his relationship with Jennifer is discovered, he loses his job and his wife; he then moves to Newport, RI, and Jennifer continues to see him on the weekends. He continues taking nude photographs of her. Later, one of her girl friends, who went along on a weekend as a "chaperone," tries to warn her not to believe everything John says; the friend then tells her that John has had sex with her too. Time passes and in 1989, Jennifer is seen deriding the FBI for investigating John, claiming that his photographs fall under the umbrella of artistic freedom.



campus, purity, forbidden-love, pornography, rape, sex, teenagers