5 Girls airs on WTTW

Maria Finitzo's 5 Girls, an award-winning documentary that closely follows five teenagers in Chicago as they navigate adolescence, will air on WTTW Wednesday night at 10pm.

The film originally aired on PBS' P.O.V. strand, and was praised for its depth and candor by critics, with the Boston Globe stating it revealed a portrait of teenage female life "we've seen little of in mainstream media."

Watch a new video introduction to the 2001 film from director/producer Maria Finitzo below:

This will the the final broadcast of 2011 in WTTW's Kartemquin 45th anniversary monthly series, which started back in March with Inquiring Nuns. We have very much appreciated all the great comments and conversations revisiting so many of our favorite documentaries from our history, as well as new premieres such as A Good Man.

Still to come on WTTW in 2012 will be another premiere: the PBS Frontline broadcast of The Interrupters on Valentine's Day, February 14th at 9pm.