Debbie Lome College Application Document “Try Hard!” Lands in Greenwich Entertainment


The hell of the high-pressure college application process is headed to the screen. Greenwich Entertainment has expropriated the North American distribution rights for “Try Harder!” , Debbie Lum’s documentary about five competitive high school students and their quest for a college application. The movie will be released on December 3rd. Announce the deadline.

“In Lowell—where cool kids are obsessed, nearly everyone has an amazing talent, and most of the students are Asian Americans—things that normally make a person special can feel familiar,” in the Tri Harder summary. . “With humor and heart, director Debbie Lum captures the reality of the American college application process and the intersection of class, race, and educational opportunities as young people navigate a quintessential rite of passage.”

Lum also produced the film.

“I am very excited to be working with the Greenwich team,” the director stated. They saw how important this story is to anyone who dreams of going to college or has kids who dream of going to college. We are delighted that they will help us get our film to as wide an audience as possible during college admissions season because students everywhere need to talk about hopes and dreams – and the stresses that affect them.”

“Make an effort!” It premiered at Sundance in January and has continued to show at AFI DOCS and Full Frame.

When we talked to Lum about the document, She told usIn all the reports making headlines about the madness in the college admissions process, it seems that the students at the center of the story were the last to give a voice. Lowell High School, a San Francisco institution and the oldest public high school west of the River Mississippi, a long documentary about it. I can’t help but think about it, maybe because Lowell has had a large American or predominantly Asian student body for decades, that might have something to do with it.”

She continued, “I went to a high school in the heart of America, more reminiscent of ‘The Breakfast Club,’ where being Asian American means either being outcast or invisible. I was fascinated by the high school world where being Asian American is the norm.” Lum added, “I have dedicated my career in filmmaking to telling Asian American stories. I am drawn to unspeakable, authentic stories, and this story has truly resonated with me.”

Lum previously directed “Searching for an Asian Female” and edited “To You Sweetheart, Aloha” and “AKA Don Bonus”.

Check out the trailer for “Try Harder!” below.

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