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Everyone dreams of fame. From the nail-biting freshman auditions to the spectacular year-end performances, Fame High captures the in-class and at-home drama, competition, heartbreak, and ... See full summary »

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Everyone dreams of fame. From the nail-biting freshman auditions to the spectacular year-end performances, Fame High captures the in-class and at-home drama, competition, heartbreak, and triumph during one school year at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), also known as Fame High. Talented teenagers reach for their dreams of becoming actors, singers, dancers, and musicians. LACHSA is one of the most respected and competitive public arts high schools in the country. The arts teachers are working professionals, and some of the famous alumni include singing phenomenon Josh Groban, as well as actors Corbin Bleu, Jenna Elfman, and Anthony Anderson, and principal dancer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Matt Rushing. Fame High is Academy Award Nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy's follow-up to The Garden. This unique hybrid film is a Robert Altman-esque, coming-of-age, documentary-musical which follows a group of novice freshman and seasoned seniors struggling to ... Written by Anonymous

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Inspiring
28 April 2012 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Fame High is a delightful film with depth, humor and inspiration. Scott Kennedy did a wonderful job weaving the struggle and hopes of four high school freshman students at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), also know as Fame High.

The story follows an actor, singer, ballet dancer, and pianist; a nice sampling of the arts. Each artist has different challenges, but the undercurrent of stress coming from the commitment, practice and focus required to rise to the top is evident across the board.

Underscoring the story is a coming of age story, as the Freshman grapple with standard teenage struggles including parental control, young love and shaping the of the who they are in the world.

I was lucky enough to view Fame High at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and I loved it! I highly recommend Fame High and wish Scott Hamilton and all the your artists in the film well deserved success!


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