Colors Straight Up (1997)


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This documentary offers an inside look at Colors United, a performing-arts workshop set up as an after-school activity for at-risk teens at Jordan High School in the tough Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. As the students rehearse a musical theater piece (a musical update of Romeo and Juliet called Watts Side Story), we learn more about the African-American and Latino teenagers involved in the project, as they struggle against the temptations of guns, drugs, and violence and use Colors United … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By: , , , , , , , ,
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On DVD: May 28, 2002



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Colors Straight Up! is not about to offer a fairytale version of life... Yet it doesn't allow enough of the real world in to satisfy your sense of outrage, either.

Full Review… | August 28, 2005

Superb documentary about the power of art is compelling true-life drama.

Full Review… | July 4, 2003

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