Film

Our Song

 
 
Tue, Jul 23, 2013
  • 7PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 96 minutes
RATED: R
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Jim McKay | 2000

With Melissa Martinez, Anna Simpson, Kerry Washington, Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching B, Marlene Forte

“An astonishing movie, with a real-life feel."
—The Washington Post

During a sweltering summer in Crown Heights, best friends Lanisha (Washington), Maria (Martinez), and Joycelyn (Simpson) navigate a host of teenage anxieties—the closing of their high school, unplanned pregnancy, and tumultuous family lives—all between rehearsals with the legendary Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band (which pops up to punctuate the movie with rousing performances). This refreshingly raw, unsentimental portrait of female adolescence was shot on location in Crown Heights and captures the sights and sounds of a Brooklyn summer with near-documentary realism.

Talks 
Q&A 
 

with Jim McKay, Hannah Weyer, and Anna Simpson

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer-director Jim McKay, actress Anna Simpson, and Hannah Weyer, author of the new novel  On the Come Up. There will be a book signing with Weyer after the Q&A.

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