Frontrunners DVD (Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85)
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Follows students at Stuyvesant High School in New York City as they run for the position of student body president.
As the teenage politicians at one of the most prestigious publics schools in the United States begin campaigning for the position of student body president, filmmaker Caroline Suh draws parallels between high-school politics and their real-world counterpart. It seems that the only difference between these burgeoning politicians and the folks vying for a position in the White House is that after a long day of tireless campaigning and endless photo ops, these youngsters have to do their homework, prepare for their SATs, and send out college applications. As the election begins to unfold, it quickly becomes apparent that these teenagers possess a keen understanding of how everything from platforms and strategy to charisma and hairstyle factor into a successful campaign. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Frontrunners" is a smart and funny political documentary that follows the student council presidential campaign at one of the country's most prestigious public high schools: Stuyvesant High School in New York City, whose illustrious alumni list includes: Tim Robbins, Thelonious Monk, four Nobel Laureates, James Cagney, and Lucy Liu. An entertaining and symbolic campaign film, put forth in classic verite style, we follow 4 charming and idiosyncratic candidates as they navigate an electoral process that is said to be one of the most competitive at the high school level. These teenaged candidates face the same issues as candidates of any age, such as picking the "right" running mate, shaking as many hands as possible, preparing for televised debates, impressing the pundits and journalistic community, addressing sensitive race-related issues, and mobilizing an apathetic voter base. Commentary by the candidates with Director Caroline Smith, The complete "televised" Presidential Debate, , Additional footage with the candidates, , Original soundtrack by popular indie rock bands The Oranges Band, Elf Power, Of Montreal, and The M's.
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FRONTRUNNERS BY SUH,CAROLINE (DVD)$14.50
Follows students at Stuyvesant High School in New York City as they run for the position of student body president. *Artist: SUH,CAROLINE *Genre: Documentary *Rating: NR *Release Date: 11-JAN-2012