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Our Song (2000)

 -  Drama  -  18 April 2001 (France)
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Focusing on the bonding between three girls in Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" and the choices the girls face once their high school closes down for asbestos removal.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Martinez ...
Maria Hernandez
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Joycelyn Clifton
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Lanisha Brown
The Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band ...
Themselves
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Pilar Brown
Raymond Anthony Thomas ...
Carl Brown (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
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Dawn Clifton
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Rita Hernandez (as Carmen Lopez)
Tyrone Brown ...
Mr. Miller
Lorraine Berry ...
Kim
Natasha Frith ...
Keisha
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Benjamin
Iris Little Thomas ...
Clinic Counselor
Kim Howard ...
Eleanor
Juan Romero Jr. ...
Samson
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Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" and the choices the girls face once their school closes down because of the need for asbestos removal. This film is about a host of topics, not least of which is the hard-work involved in maintaining friendships. Written by Len Massaar

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Rated R for language and some teen drug use | See all certifications »

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$20,267 (USA) (25 May 2001)

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$254,199 (USA) (28 September 2001)
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Film debut of Kerry Washington. See more »

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Written by Mike Sebriss & Dahoud Darien
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Performed by Eternal Life
Produced by Dahoud Darien for the Drunk Funk
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one of a kind, unique film about young women today
25 April 2000 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

After seeing this film at the SF Independent Film Festival, I couldn't wait to hear about how to get a copy. Jim McKay gave a talk (Q&A) about the film afterward which presented his ironic situation: how to get distribution for a film which portrays minorities (women, non-whites) working on resolving controversial issues (teen pregnancy, teen motherhood, racial identity, single-mother households), and how to write a faithful script on all of these topics being a mid-thirties white male. The multi-racial, multi-gendered audience of mostly-adults raved about the film's fantastic storyline, detailed characters, and fantastic portrayal of "real teen life." Most of the teens, however, had left the building--leading me to think this is a film best seen by adults with kids, as a starting point for discussion rather than, as many adults there felt, "a film teens should see because it's about them." Hence, distribution questions--how do we get our hands on it? The Internet (retail) would be a great path--this is a film that will be buried, like "Pups" or other radical modern teen films--and McKay seemed responsive. As for his credits as a writer/director, McKay was _extremeley_ sensitive and detailed in his work--allying himself to the Crown Heights neighborhood in which the film is set, working with actors to portray characters in their own vision of what they think should be--with the results being disarmingly realistic.


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