CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

My Old School

Year: 2022
Language: English
Run Time: 104 minutes

My Old School
My Old School

When 16-year-old Brandon Lee (not that Brandon Lee) first enrolled as a new student at Scotland’s Bearsden Academy, his classmates immediately felt there was something off about him…but they couldn’t quite put their finger on it. After learning he had lived a rather unconventional life, they shrugged off his oddities and began to accept him for who he was—or rather, who he claimed to be. It didn’t take long for Lee to start making a name for himself in his new school by finding friends, hosting parties, and even starring in the school musical. But just as everything seems like it's falling into place for Lee, a shocking secret is revealed—throwing this wealthy Glasgow suburb into chaos. Featuring a variety of entertaining interviews with Lee and his former classmates, and filled with a variety of twists and turns, MY OLD SCHOOL unfolds like a humorous mystery thriller, despite being a documentary. Because Lee agreed to tell his story only if his face could remain hidden, perhaps the most captivating part of the film is that his interview is read by Alan Cumming, whose role as Lee is extraordinarily convincing. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

KeyBank State Theatre

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 7:25 PM

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 2:15 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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