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IndieLens Pop-Up: Try Harder!

IndieLens Pop-Up: Try Harder!

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Wed, Apr 20 7pm FREE
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"Try Harder! is an era-defining documentary on the Ivy league aspirant culture" — The Film Companion

At a prestigious public high school with a majority Asian American student body, fiercely competitive seniors share the dream, and the stress, of getting into a top university.

Description: San Francisco's Lowell High, one of the best public schools in the country, draws high achievers—nearly 70% Asian Americans—from across the city into a fiercely competitive universe. The camera follows seniors through the hallways and into classrooms as the pressure intensifies to impress admissions officers at elite universities with their report cards, test scores, and overall awesomeness. The students proudly own their identity as nerds and tell their stories with candor and humor despite the stress. The film asks: How do these kids define their identities outside of acceptance letters?

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Film Facts
Running Time
60
Genre
Documentary
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
Directed by
Debbie Lum
Admission & Prices
FREE