Presented as part of Bijou Film Forum, a series of screenings and discussions of acclaimed and provocative films that seek to engage community members and U. of Iowa students across all disciplines and fields of study through the art of film. Free Admission, first come, first served-- doors open at 5:40.
DIALOGUE: Post-screening panel discussion to follow.
THE BAD KIDS
"Desert flowers can be hard to spot, but are often distinctly beautiful, and The Bad Kids has them in focus." -Village Voice
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California's alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. This film is an observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principal's mission to realize the potential of these students.