PREVIEW: My Old School (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Alan Cumming (Battle of the Sexes), Clare Grogan (Gregory’s Girl), Lulu (To Sir, with Love)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Jono McLeod (film debut), director, writer; John Archer (Iboga Nights) and Olivia Lichtenstein (Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me), producers; Shelly Poole (film debut), composer; George Geddes (The New Ten Commandments), cinematographer; Berny McGurk (A Day in the Life of Andy Warhol), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1993, a 17-year-old student named Brandon Lee enrols as a student at the Bearsden Academy secondary school in Scotland, where he quickly climbs to the top of the class, and becomes a popular and beloved pupil. However, when it is revealed that Brandon isn’t exactly who he says he is, a scandal erupts, which is reflected upon by former students and “Brandon” himself…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The unbelievable true story of a seemingly perfect student and his initial popularity is the focus of this inventive documentary, which uses everything from animation to re-enactments with actor Alan Cumming to bring this larger-than-life story to the screen.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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