The subjects seem to be guiding the director through the movie, which offers no objectivity and avoids obvious questions. It's among the best films in history within its genre, but that genre is infomercial.
Targeted towards the American classroom, the film evokes emotions and keeps it eyes on the prize - and how this school obtained it. The realities of urban life are only a backdrop (and well known by school age kids)- Providence St. Mel and its successes are meant to relate to every school in America, despite the setting.
Feb 23 - 12:37 PM