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1 hr. 17 min.

Plot Summary
In the impoverished Los Angeles neighborhood of Compton, a group of intrepid inner-city students and two courageous teachers attempt to do what has not been done in more than 20 years: put on a school theatrical production. They choose the Thornton Wilder classic "Our Town" and attempt to put the show together without any funding or even a stage. The students struggle to find the extra time and discipline required to perform in a play, not to mention remembering lines and learning how to act.


Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy

Genres: Documentary

OT: Our Town (2002)

Release Date: September 27th, 2002|1 hr. 17 min.

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  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Surely no other has done it quite like this group. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Kennedy documents their efforts with skill and compassion, almost entirely avoiding the pitfalls of sentimentality and victimology. He and his likable "cast" deserve a standing ovation. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy finally gives us a reason to feel warm and fuzzy about Compton, Calif. It's not an easy feat. show more

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