1962 Alabama. A changing world view visits a small town diner when one day three black students attempt to desegregate the whites only lunch counter. The diner's waitress must decide if she... See full summary »

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1962 Alabama. A changing world view visits a small town diner when one day three black students attempt to desegregate the whites only lunch counter. The diner's waitress must decide if she will follow the local law of segregation or help the students while members of the town watch her every move. Written by Lauren Wagner

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Alabama, 1962: a small town waitress must decide what to do once a sit-in begins in her diner. Will she support the social law for segregation or stand up for the demonstrators? See more »

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4 May 2006 (USA)  »

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A Work of Art (and Heart) from A Great Young Filmmaker
11 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught "The Counter" at the Sacramento International Film Fest, and just had to write about it here. Ms. Wagner's writing and directorial style has attention to detail and truth well beyond her years. I have never been so blown away in under 15 minutes! This is a film beautifully conceived and executed, certainly worthy of all the awards it has garnered. The acting is consistently superb. The set is beautiful and true. Costuming is meaningful and very well-done. Makeup is excellent. Editing is so near perfection that I could not find anyplace where I said to myself "Oh, I would have done it this way instead..." I look forward to seeing more from Lauren Wagner.


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