DVD Frontrunners (DVD 4407557),
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  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region Free (info)
  • New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School is a magnet for high achievers, with enrollment obtained through competitive exams that deny thousands entry. It also has some of the most heated class elections in the country. This documentary follows four teenagers in their vigorous campaign for student council president and its amusing parallels to the American political process.
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] nice, tight, observant documentary....[A] valuable, teen-scaled version of the presidential election..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "[A] thoroughly captivating film....FRONTRUNNERS does something high-school-set-movies rarely do: It truly makes you wish you back in 11th grade....Suh creates an engaging rhythms combining fly-on-the-wall observations with casual interviews..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Stuyvesant's competition, though quite media-savvy, never feels overblown, with nary a Tracy Flick in sight. Even the crowning low blow, delivered during the big debate, is iterated with utmost civility."

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