The Bad Kids

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The Bad Kids

USA/ 2016/ 101'

Directors: KEITH FULTON, LOUIS PEPE
Producers: KEITH FULTON, TED DINTERSMITH, DONNA GRUNEICH, KEVIN GRUNEICH, ARI IOANNIDES, CHRISTINE IOANNIDES, MOLLY O’BRIEN
Cinematography: LOUIS PEPE
Editing: JACOB BRICCA, MARY LAMPSON
Composer: MICHAEL JACASZEK
Production: Low Key Pictures in association with Filmmaker Fund

Sundance Film Festival – Special Jury Prize

One extraordinary principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes.

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SYNOPSIS

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. Employing a verité approach during a year at the school, 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.