NYC PREMIERE The challenges of getting accepted to top colleges for today’s American high schoolers are captured by two Sacramento teachers in a new original musical theater production that speaks to the present moment like nothing else. As schools from Silicon Valley to West Virginia to The Bronx’s Fordham High School for the Arts mount their own productions, New York filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg capture this generation’s shared, hopeful fortitude across America’s many divides. – Jaie Laplante

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, subjects Kyle Holmes and David Taylor Gomes.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea

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Director: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg
Executive Producer: Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller (Executive Producers for HBO), Tina Nguyen (Senior Producer for HBO), Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller (Executive Producers for HBO), Tina Nguyen (Senior Producer for HBO)
Cinematographer: Michelle McCabe, Michelle McCabe
Editor: Hannah Vanderlan, Hannah Vanderlan
Language: English, English
Country: United States of America, United States of America
Year: 2022
Publicist: Warner Media, Warner Media
US Distributor: HBO