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Not your average teen drama. McKay's second dramatic feature concerning the troubled lives of adolescent girls faced with tough choices is a quietly affecting, poetic and solid effort. First-time actors Washington, Simpson and Martinez bring poignancy and realism to their roles as high school friends living in the Brooklyn projects and rehearsing for a marching band competition. The expected issues are present, but the film's treatment of them is what makes it unique. Bold in its way of forgoing major plot drama in favor of finding powerful moments in small places and offering food for thought. Real-life marching band the Jackie Robinson Steppers, who were the inspiration for the film, provide a focal point for the story and punch to the mostly languid pacing.

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Available on Running time 96 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Teen Angst, Female Bonding, New York, New York, African America, Pregnant Pauses, Hispanic America
Screenplay
Jim McKay
Cast
Kerry Washington, Anna Simpson, Melissa Martinez, Marlene Forte, Rosalyn Coleman, Ray Anthony Thomas, D'Monroe, Kim Howard, Carmen Lopez
Cinematography
Jim Denault
Director
Jim McKay
Other
Jan McLaughlin, Julie Panebianco, Alex Hall, Tiel Roman
Producer
Jim McKay, Paul Mezey, Diana E. Williams, C-Hundred Film Corporation, Beech Hill Films, Journeyman Pictures, IFC Films

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