Sunday, May 21, 2017 4:15 PM
Bay Area filmmaker Chris Brown will present a screening of his new film, a bold and original hybrid of fiction and nonfiction that takes a raw, intimate look at the struggles of small-town teens on the verge of high school graduation. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at SF IndieFest, the film emerged from workshops Brown conducted with students in Sonora, California, in which the teenagers adapted and performed their own gripping, personal stories. The actors and co-writers include Savannah Bailey, Hunter Gilmore, Kai Kellerman, Sienna Lampi, Natasha Lombardi, Joe McGee, Isaac Sanchez and Abby Stewart. Sex, depression, family strife and economic and racial divisions are issues our not-quite-adult protagonists must confront. Director: Chris Brown. (US 2016) 92 min. plus discussion.