My Old School

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Showings

The Main 4 Fri, May 6 4:50 PM
The Main 4 Thu, May 12 4:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Programs:World Cinema
Documentary
Tags:Documentary
Mystery
Comedy
Education
True Story
Release Year:2022
Runtime:104 min
Country/Region:United Kingdom
Language:English
Print Source:Magnolia Pictures
Cast/Crew
Director:Jono McLeod
Producer:John Archer
Olivia Lichtenstein
Screenwriter:George Geddes
Editor:Jono McLeod
Composer:Berny McGurk
Principal Cast:Shelly Poole
Filmography:Alan Cumming

Description

This wild ride of a documentary features 16-year-old Brandon Lee, who enrolled at Bearsden Academy, outside of Glasgow. He’s the son of an opera singer who died young, a brilliant pre-med student, star of the high school musical, defender of bullies. So what if it might be all made up? “[A] romp of a period piece.” –Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

 

Jono McLeod’s debut documentary feature is full of wonderfully quirky takes, including casting the irrepressible Alan Cumming as Brandon Lee (no relation to the star of The Crow), lip-synching to Brandon’s actual spoken words. According to Brandon, he had been privately tutored, had a mother who was a diva and who died tragically young, was possessed of knowledge beyond his years and defended the defenseless in school. As the story unfolds, Brandon’s classmates are eager to dive back into their memories and tell all in this whimsical documentary that includes animation, a dynamite soundtrack… and, did we mention, Alan Cumming?


Director Biography

Jono McLeod attended Brandon Academy in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. He was a journalist for Scottish television news who eventually worked behind the scenes for BBC Scotland. He has filmed documentaries for every major U.K. TV network. My Old School (2022) is his debut feature documentary, which premiered at Sundance.


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