Revisit the college application process – the stress applying and the joy acceptance – through Debbie Lum’s Sundance sensation TRY HARDER! which opens December 3rd in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco!
With heart and humor, Lum follows seniors at Lowell High School in San Francisco, a public high school that draws high achieving students from across the city as they attempt to impress college admissions officers at elite universities in an attempt to get into the best universities in the country. The kids in the film are inspirations and the film examines the intersection of class, race, and educational opportunity as experienced by high school seniors living through it. TRY HARDER! is a portrait of young adults in the most diverse American generation ever as they navigate a quintessential rite of passage and make it their own.
- Directed and Produced by Debbie Lum
- Produced by Nico Opper
- Executive Produced by Geralyn Dreyfous, Nadia Pham-Lockwood, Jean Tsien