Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
A series of interwoven story lines brings to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically influence and shape every day lives. A gun shop owner, an ace student, a single mother, and a school principal are among those profoundly affected. Written by
The central idea for the film came from an article in the L.A. Times. In addition, the writers were influenced by a friend, who related stories about how students from a Chicago school district brought guns to school, not to use them inside, but because of the dangerous neighborhoods they live in or walk through every day. See more »
During the scene in which David fights with his mother about moving his brother's bed, when David leaves the bedroom the back of his shirt is spotty with sweat. When he leaves the house a few moments later, his shirt is dry. See more »
I disagree with the people who think that nothing sticks out in this movie.
I saw it and was amazed at some of the things that were said and shown.
Sure, there may have been some exaggerated intensity, but isn't that sometimes necessary to prove a point.
Do you think that the real lives of people who have to carry guns to school, are robbed at gun point, or live a threatened life are calm, relaxed, or peaceful? No. Those lives can be full of anxiety, violence, and much intensity!
I think this movie provides a great view of something that is ripping apart our society before our very eyes.
Hats off to the film makers!
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