It’s hard to teach inner city kids, so who’s to blame idealistic teacher Dan (Ryan Gosling) for the occasional coke binge? Well, maybe it’s not such a good idea to pass out in the girl’s bathroom at school after a few puffs on the crack pipe. Drey (Shareeka Epps), the girl who finds him, has her own set of problems. Very well written & performed indie flick–in fact, finally, again, a true indie flick, not “but it cost less than $20 million” Brokeback. Terrific double feature with Down to the Bone. Directed by Ryan Fleck.
Welcome to my site — I'm glad you're here. I’m a writer, editor, translator, traveler, web designer, photographer, critic, storytelling consultant, and social entrepreneur. I’ve published two novels and a book of film criticism, launched Germany's first online literary journal, founded the writers' community Fictionaut, and started West Africa's first vegetarian food service. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Ph.D. in English. I've lived in New York City, New Orleans, Mississippi, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Dominican Republic, and currently divide my time between Dakar and Berlin.