Colors Straight Up

Colors Straight Up

Director: Michele Ohayon

Cast: Michele Ohayon

     
 
This documentary offers an inside look at Colors United, a performing-arts workshop set up as an after-school activity for at-risk teens at Jordan High School in the tough Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. As the students rehearse a musical theater piece (a musical update of Romeo and Juliet called Watts Side Story), we learn more about the African-American

Overview

This documentary offers an inside look at Colors United, a performing-arts workshop set up as an after-school activity for at-risk teens at Jordan High School in the tough Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. As the students rehearse a musical theater piece (a musical update of Romeo and Juliet called Watts Side Story), we learn more about the African-American and Latino teenagers involved in the project, as they struggle against the temptations of guns, drugs, and violence and use Colors United as a safe haven and a means of expressing their thoughts, fears, and aspirations. Colors Straight Up received an Academy Award nomination in 1997 for Best Documentary Feature.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2005
UPC:
0767685971130
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1: Colors United [26:22]
2. Chapter 2: Play and Life [23:03]
3. Chapter 3: Daily Dramas [16:57]
4. Chapter 4: The Big Show [27:29]

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