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The bad kids / a Low Key Pictures production ; in association with The Filmmaker Fund ; directed by Keith Fulton & Lou Pepe ; produced by Keith Fulton.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication Info [Los Angeles, California] : Low Key Pictures, [2017]
Distribution Info [Los Angeles, California] : Low Key Pictures, [2016]
Description1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorFulton, Keith director, producer.
Other author/creatorPepe, Louis director, producer, director of photography.
Other author/creatorBricca, Jacob editor of moving image work.
Other author/creatorLampson, Mary editor of moving image work.
Other author/creatorJacaszek, composer (expression)
Other author/creatorFilmmaker Fund, production company.
Other author/creatorLow Key Pictures production company, film distributor.
Physical mediumDVD video 4 3/4 in.
Abstract Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California's alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. The Bad Kids is an observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principal's mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes. The film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at-risk teens - a new father who can't support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable home - through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma. As Principal Viland's educational approach unfolds throughout the film, viewers are offered a practical model for how public education can address and combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of American schoolchildren.
General noteTitle from container.
General noteSpecial features: Deleted & extended scenes, Behind-the-scenes footage, Theatrical trailer.
CreditsDirector of photography, Lou Pepe ; edited by Jacob Bricca, Mary Lampson ; original score by Jacaszek.
Technical detailsDVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Genre/formDocumentary films.
UPC 191091357453

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Joyner Compact DVDs LC5552.C2 B33 2017 DVD ✔ Available Place Hold

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