College Documentary Focuses on Performing Arts
The award-winning documentary Fame High will be shown in the Northwest Kansas Cultural Arts Center located on the Colby Community College campus on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend the screening.
The documentary is the winner of eight International Film Festival Awards including Best Documentary, Best in Competition and World Documentary Competition. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy.
“The film is about the students at the Los Angeles County High School for the Performing Arts,” said CCC instructor Ryan Hale. “It follows two freshmen and two seniors for an entire year of school. The teachers are ultra-demanding and the students are freakishly talented.”
Teachers and students try to make their best even better as they strain under the pressure of competing for the same roles and opportunities.
Alumni of the school include Fergie, Jenna Elfman, Corbin Bleu and Josh Groban.
“There is immense pressure to perform and reach success plus there are the typical struggles of high school including dating, grades and parents,” said Hale. “We have shown documentaries about politics, sports, travel, health and other films. However, I wanted to highlight the arts this month.”
For more information, contact Hale at 460-5544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.