OT: Our Town

OT: Our Town

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy

Cast: Catherine Borek, Karen Greene, Ebony Starr Norwood-Brown

     
 

The Los Angeles community of Compton has become infamous thanks to news reports and rap music lyrics that have portrayed it as an African-American neighborhood brought to the edge of destruction by corruption and black-on-black crime. In 2003, a handful of students and teachers at Compton's Dominguez High School decided to do something that hadn't happened at the…  See more details below

Overview

The Los Angeles community of Compton has become infamous thanks to news reports and rap music lyrics that have portrayed it as an African-American neighborhood brought to the edge of destruction by corruption and black-on-black crime. In 2003, a handful of students and teachers at Compton's Dominguez High School decided to do something that hadn't happened at the school in more than 20 years -- put on a play. When it became obvious that the financially strapped school (which had recently canceled its football program) couldn't provide a budget for sets or costumes, the students did what money-conscious high-school theater departments have been doing for decades -- they staged Thornton Wilder's Our Town, a drama commonly performed without the use of sets or large props. But what would Wilder's allegorical story of life in a small turn-of-the-century Midwestern hamlet mean to kids in Compton? And would the inexperienced students and faculty be able to bring it off? OT: Our Town is a documentary which looks at Dominguez High's brave experiment and the people who struggled to make it happen.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
UPC:
0616892572022
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
Film Movement
Time:
1:17:00
Sales rank:
53,277

Special Features

Director's commentary; OT: Our Town trailer -- Director's cut; Biographies of director and main characters; Special bonus footage; Coming soon to Film Movement: Dominique Standaert's Hop; This month's short film: Annette Solakoglu's Border

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Ghetto School [5:49]
2. 1 Month, 13 Days [9:06]
3. Relevance [3:38]
4. Act I: Daily Life [4:59]
5. 1 Month [4:40]
6. Act II: Love & Marriage [6:18]
7. 2 Weeks [3:44]
8. Act III: Death [5:27]
9. 1 Week [4:54]
10. 3 Days [6:44]
11. 24 Hours [2:49]
12. Opening Night [16:10]

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