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‘The Bad Kids’ Exclusive Clip: Sundance Documentary Follows Struggling Students at a Mojave Desert High School

The film will open in limited release on Friday, December 23.

The Bad Kids

“The Bad Kids”


At a Mojave Desert high school, a group of committed teachers and a principal leave no struggling student behind. The new documentary “The Bad Kids” follows a group of students and faculty at the continuation school Black Rock High School as they contend with daily frustrations on the road to a more fulfilling life. The film follows three students: Joey, an aspiring musician with a drug-addicted mother; Lee, a young father balancing his own education with parental responsibilities and Jennifer, an abuse survivor. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

READ MORE: Meet the ‘Bad Kids’ About to Take Sundance By Storm in Exclusive Poster

The film is directed by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe. The two have directed two prior feature-length documentaries: The first is the 2002 film “Lost in La Mancha,” about director Terry Gilliam’s doomed attempt to get his version of “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” off the ground; and the second is “Brothers of the Head,” about a music promoter who plucks two Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into rock ‘n’ roll stars.

READ MORE: FilmRise Acquires Worldwide Rights to Sundance Documentary ‘The Bad Kids’

“The Bad Kids” first premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It later screened at the True/False Film Festival and the Hot Docs International Film Festival. It will open in limited release on Friday, December 23, courtesy of FilmRise.


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