Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This film documents one week of group-therapy sessions undergone by a group of 20 teenagers in Idyllwild, California in the late 1960s. It clearly shows the breakdown in barriers as the participants wear down their flimsy posturings and get down to the core issues in their lives. These are fairly well-adjusted youths, and nothing too gory or awful turns up, simply the need and desire to give and receive love. This documentary could serve as a benchmark from which to compare the troubles experienced by similar groups of teens in later decades.
coming-of-age, expression, group-therapy, identity, inhibition, love, revelation, self-awareness, self-discovery, self-identity, teenagers