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Films & Schedules - Pressure Cooker

Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 6 PM (WH)

Sat, Feb 21, 2009
at 2:15 PM (WH)

Pressure Cooker

DIRECTOR: Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker - United States

Fighting to overcome the challenges of broken homes, abusive relationships and financial burdens, three inner-city seniors and Philadelphia's Frankford High School find an unlikely champion in Wilma Stephenson, cooking instructor.  A legend in the school system, Mrs. Stephenson is a force to be reckoned with, and her boot camp method of teaching the culinary arts is not for the faint of heart.  Under her fierce direction, the usual distractions of high school--the cheerleading practices, football games, and school dances---are swept aside as the students prepare for a citywide cooking competition to win scholarships to some of the country's top culinary arts institutions.  In this documentary, filmmakers Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker capture an inspirational journey of self-discovery as the students, with the hard-won support of Stephenson, dare to chase after their reams and reach for opportunities they had never imagined. 

Filmography: Romantico (04)

WH     99 Minutes    

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