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Frontrunners

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Frontrunners

Frontrunners

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
83 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/15/08
director:
Caroline Suh
distributor:
Oscilloscope Pictures
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B+

Sophisticated young people at one of New York City’s most prestigious, intellectually elite public high schools campaign to be elected student council president in Caroline Suh’s nice, tight, observant documentary Frontrunners. But this is no real-life comedy à la Election — more like a valuable, teen-scaled version of the presidential election that currently obsesses us. Suh gets out of the way of the candidates, with rewarding results. These politicians may be teens, but they grapple with constituencies, campaign strategies, and demands on their time with a spirit and seriousness of purpose suitable for the highest office in the land. B+

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