Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Color of Time is a dreamy, moody, non-linear, cinematic adaptation of the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams. The film was written and directed by a dozen New York University students, who cast their instructor -- actor James Franco -- as the poet-narrator. There's some drinking, smoking, and drug use (LSD), as well as a sex scene that leaves most of the encounter off screen (though there's some partial nudity) and brief swearing (including "f--k").
One vignette centers around a vaguely seen sexual encounter. Partial nudity. Couples embrace and sometimes kiss.
Occasional profanity, including "f--k."
The main character's varied experiences growing up help shape him into a poet.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Several scenes feature people smoking cigarettes or drinking at parties. One sequence centers on a character who appears to be taking LSD.