"Like any good con-artist documentary, “My Old School” keeps its audience guessing, delighted to be deceived" – Variety
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ABOUT THE FILM: In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years would become the stuff of legend. Brandon had been privately tutored in Canada while he accompanied his mother, an opera diva, on tour before her tragic death. The preternaturally bright student surprised teachers by blazing toward his goal of entering medical school, displaying a wealth of knowledge beyond his years. Brandon found friends despite his initial awkwardness, taking bullied students under his wing, introducing classmates to seminal retro bands, and even starring in the school’s production of South Pacific. But then his unbelievable secret was revealed. Filmmaker Jono McLeod returns to his old school for a nostalgic look at the strange but true story of his former classmate, Brandon Lee. Utilizing playful, period-specific animation, a pitch-perfect soundtrack, the memories of students and teachers, and the talents of Alan Cumming to bring the tale to life, MY OLD SCHOOL offers more than one surprise along the way.
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|6:30 PM:||Venue Opens|
|7:15 PM:||Live Music by Randy Robbins & Dave Flamand Duo|
|Rain Venue:||Rain Venue: The Casino Theatre (10 Freebody Street, Newport); Please note that though our weekly film screenings do not require a RSVP, the back up rain venues are more limited in capacity than our outdoor venues. Seating at rain venues is not guaranteed and you will be seated on a first come, first served basis.|
|Parking:||There will be parking offered on-site and limited street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Please be respectful of St. Michael's neighbor's and DO NOT park your cars on private property.|
|Run time:||104 min|
|Producers:||John Archer, Olivia Lichtenstein|