Artists' Television Access


San Francisco Black Independent Film Festival

Friday, February 4, 2005, 8:00 pm, $5


What starts out like a stereotypical teen coming

of age film quickly gives way to a very layered gritty

film about contemporary students in an urban high

school inAmerica. Director Lemont Wheaton’s plot

twisting film bears witness to the inventiveness and

idealism of a young African American teacher and

her students. The film deals in a very truthful way the

difficulty and  resiliency in recognizing and navigating

through gang violence, sexual molestation, domestic

violence that effect the students  in this high school on

a daily basis. The film is a revelation.

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