Monday, February 2, 2004

OT: Our Town at Belcourt this week

"Scott Hamilton Kennedy's film OT: Our Town, which opened Friday at the Belcourt Theater, profoundly shatters the myth that contemporary youth are incapable of appreciating anything that doesn't completely reflect their background or environment."

"What the film shows is that clever, creative educators can make classic works come alive for students. The movie documents Compton teacher Catherine Borek's struggle to interest inner-city African-American and Latino kids in launching a production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Wilder's play focused on Grover's Corners, N.H., and illuminated a community and a time far different from Compton’s mean streets."

Nashville City Paper

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