Often the best documentaries are those in which the subjects are presented in a simple, straightforward way. In TALK 16, a Canadian feature obviously inspired by Michael Apted's series of 7 UP documentaries, Adrienne Mitchell and Janis Lundman filmed five 16-year old Canadian girls for
one year. The results are fascinating, occasionally touching, and often comic.
Lina immigrated to Canada from Russia when she was six. She's a boyish but cute redhead who is bored with school. As the year begins, her greatest goal in life is to find a boyfriend. She's just as likely to act wild and out-of-control as she is to be a quiet, "nice girl." During the year, she