Valentine Road

USA, 2013, 89 min

Language: English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR:Marta Cunningham

At the height of the bullying scandal that rocked the U.S. in 2008, a 15-year-old boy named Larry King asked another boy to be his valentine in a suburban schoolyard in California. The next day Larry was dead, shot in cold blood by his 14-year-old crush Brandon McInerney. At turns shocking, devastating, and outrageous, Valentine Road bores deeply into the homophobia, sexism, racism, and class-struggle that inform everyday American lifeand reveals an American justice system that is utterly unprepared to deal with the realities of teenage crime and punishment.


2013 Best Documentary, Frameline, San Francisco