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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.

Awards:

2013 Best Documentary, Frameline, San Francisco