Directed by Reed Van Dyk.
Starring Tara Riggs and Bo Mitchell.
Based on an actual 911 call made to an Atlanta, Georgia high school, DeKalb Elementary is a taut, gut-wrenching thriller revolving around a mentally ill, machine gun-totting young man (Mitchell) and the quick-thinking secretary (Riggs) who attempts to talk him out of shooting up the school.
Reed Van Dyk’s sharp direction milks the scenario for maximum intensity, but it’s ultimately the two central performances that really sell this one; Riggs’ turn as an uncommonly understanding and compassionate person, even in such trying circumstances, is totally transfixing from start to finish.
Ultimately, you’ll probably be left feeling for everyone involved, even the shooter himself, with basic humanity and decency prevailing above all else.
Flickering Myth Rating – Film: ★ ★ ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★ ★ ★
My Nephew Emmett
Directed by Kevin Wilson Jr.
Starring Jasmine Guy,