7.2/10
267
8 user 23 critic

OT: Our Town (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 9 May 2002 (USA)
Trailer
1:02 | Trailer
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.

Writer:

Thornton Wilder (play)
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Catherine Borek Catherine Borek ... Teacher and Director of the Play
Karen Greene Karen Greene ... Teacher and Director of the Play
Ebony Starr Norwood-Brown Ebony Starr Norwood-Brown ... Herself / The Stage Manager
Archy Posada Archy Posada ... Himself / George Gibbs (as Archie Posada)
Armia Robinson Armia Robinson ... Herself / Emily Webb
Jackie Oliver Jackie Oliver ... Herself / Mrs. Soames
Christopher Patterson Christopher Patterson ... Himself / Mr. Webb
Jose Perez ... Himself / Simon Stimson
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Birth. Love. Life. Death. It's not just a play. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

distributor

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Compton, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Tension As Opposed To Tension
Threnody Ensemble
Courtesy of New Albion Records, 2000
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great story, well-told
25 February 2003 | by WriConsultSee all my reviews

A truly heartwarming story about the value of arts in schools. In troubled Compton, CA, a high school which has not staged a play in 20 years decides to put on a production of Our Town. It's fascinating to watch how the kids and culture of the school deal with the challenges of theater and the rather stark contrast between the play's setting and their own lives. Very well done.

Only criticism: without giving away too much, there are a couple of incidents of implied (not directly viewed) violence that are juxtaposed in a manner that leads the view to think they are the same incident, when in fact they are not. A little more time in the editing room could fix this.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed