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Dominguez High, in the infamous Compton, CA, has not produced a play in over twenty years. With no money and no stage, two teachers and twenty-four students attempt to produce Thornton Wilder's American Classic OUR TOWN.

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Cast overview:
Catherine Borek ...
Teacher and Director of the Play
Karen Greene ...
Teacher and Director of the Play
Ebony Starr Norwood-Brown ...
Herself / The Stage Manager
Archie Posada ...
Himself / George Gibbs
Armia Robinson ...
Herself / Emily Webb
Jackie Oliver ...
Herself / Mrs. Soames
Christopher Patterson ...
Himself / Mr. Webb
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Himself / Simon Stimson
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The Dominquez High School in Comptom, California--with an explosive culture of black and hispanic youths and dismal outlook of school life--has not produced a play in 20 years. They have nothing in the way of a theater program, nor a budget of any sort. This documentary chronicles the month and a half before the opening night play performance of their version of Our Town. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The original play "Our Town" opened at Henry Miller's Theater in New York City on 4 February 1938 and had 338 performances. See more »

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Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »

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Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Written by Mack Gordon & Harry Warren
Published by EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (ASCAP)
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This was definitely one of the most provocative, moving films I've seen. In a summer of such superficial Hollywood fare, it was refreshing to see such a wonderfully uplifting and real film. How do i purchase this amazing movie? What is film movement?


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