HT.COM BONUS: Watch the trailer for OT: Our Town.
Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s O.T.: Our Town documents an inner-city school’s performance of the 1938 Thorton Wilder play, Our Town. Set in Compton, California, O.T. follows the lives of students who are more accustomed to drive-by shootings than an after school theater program that gives them hope for the future and an understanding of the past.
O.T. has won the following awards: Jury Prize Best Documentary, LA Film Festival; Audience Award, Aspen Filmfest; Audience Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival; Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival; Best Documentary, Santa Monica Film Festival; Best Documentary, New York International Latino Film Festival.
The movie opens on Friday, August 15 at the following theaters:
LOS ANGELES, The Laemmle Fairfax (7907 Beverly Blvd.), 323-655-4010
NEW YORK CITY, Village East Cinemas (181 2nd Ave.), 212-529-6998
SAN FRANCISCO, Roxie Cinema (3125 16th St.), 415-431-3611
CHICAGO, Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State St.), 312-846-2800
BOSTON, Coolidge Corner Theater (290 Harvard St.), 617-734-2500
NEW ORLEANS, The Zeitgeist Theatre (1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.)