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The Counter (2006)

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 »

Director:

Lauren Wagner

Writer:

Lauren Wagner
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Bettag Frank Bettag ... Mr. Turner
Bill Billions ... Officer Lemure / Newscaster (voice)
Michael R. Bowen Michael R. Bowen ... Magazine Photographer
Taji Coleman Taji Coleman ... Mary
Nelson Frederick Nelson Frederick ... Miles
Brett Glazer ... Marshall
Maximilian Gutierrez Maximilian Gutierrez ... Cameraman
Andre Jackson ... Reverend Jones
Mimi Karsh Mimi Karsh ... Lynette
Casey Kramer ... Mrs. Hill
Marcella Laasch ... Shirl
Lindy Loundagin ... Modern Day Shirl
Rhett Nadolny Rhett Nadolny ... Lee
Ben O'Rourke Ben O'Rourke ... Reporter
Ken Ruiz ... Magazine Reporter
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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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Sometimes standing up for what's right means sitting down. See more »

Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Official Selection, 2007 Sacramento International Film Festival See more »

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Totally Awesome
11 April 2007 | by kevinkiddSee all my reviews

Lauren took a wee bit of time and created a powerful statement. Standing up for what you believe in takes more than just guts and bravery. It takes a strong will and lots of heart along with knowledge that what your doing is not just something to do, but rather something that must be done!

Every time I watch this short, and yes I've seen it more them once, I get chills up and down my arms and at the same time, I tend to be ashamed about what went on during that period of time.

The use of the contrasting whiteness of the milk against the darkness of skin just add a super effect in the black and white scene.

I'm ready to go a see it again!


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