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FILM FESTIVAL

2023

FILM FESTIVAL

2023

FILM FESTIVAL

2023

 

SYNOPSIS

JC Hall is a social worker in the South Bronx, who has been given the opportunity to create a music studio in the old storage room of a “second chance” high school. When one of the students who helped him build the studio is murdered in front of the school, JC and his program decide to hold a show in his honor. The film follows the group as they prepare for the show, all while processing their grief, overcoming individual obstacles and working towards graduating high school, in a district where 49% of kids live below the poverty line.

Credits

A film by Kyle Morrison

Co-produced by Persephone Whiteside Mcfadden

Sound mix by Madison Velding-Vandam

AWARDS

"Now more than ever, we need inspirational stories: narratives that make you want to cheer for humanity, in contrast to the constant influx of headlines that make you ashamed for it...Filmmaker Kyle Morrison shows great affection for his subjects and that warmth and compassion comes through on screen. We deeply admire the patience and compassion it takes to make a film such as this."- Ivan Kander, Short of the Week

 
 
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