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Our Song

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Our Song

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
1 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/23/01
performer:
Marlene Forte, Melissa Martinez, Anna Simpson, Kerry Washington
director:
Jim McKay
Producers:
Beech Hill Films, C-Hundred Film Corporation, Independent Film Channel, Journeyman Pictures
author:
67709
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A

Made in a raw and glancing documentary style, Jim McKay’s startling feature draws us into the illusion that we’re simply eavesdropping on the lives of three inner-city black and Hispanic girls, all around 15 (they’re played by an extraordinary trio of newcomers, Kerry Washington, Melissa Martinez, and Anna Simpson), as they meander through the steamy late-summer days in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Their conversational style could be the urban-desperate version of Valley Girl patois, yet these girls are too young to hide their feelings, and McKay observes them with an objective intimacy that’s like a form of grace.

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