Challenging odds are met in “Highland Park,” uplifting drama about one town coming to terms with what has caused their city’s high school to crumble into decay. The film, directed by Andrew Meiera and stars Danny Glover (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Dreamgirls”), Parker Posey (“Party Girl”, “Best in Show”), Billy Burke (“Twilight”), Kimberly Elise, John Carroll Lynch, Rockmond Dunbar, Deborah Ann Woll and Haaz Sleiman is now available on VOD.

The film is a story that will entertain as well as motivate:

“‘Highland Park’ follows the fortunes of an impoverished city’s high school faculty as budget cuts eliminate most of their jobs. After decades of an endless downward spiral this close knit group of friends pools their money and puts their faith in one last luck of the draw for a record lotto jackpot and a chance to turn their lives around. Emboldened by the possibility of sudden wealth they explore the roots of their city’s decline, from corruption to the loss of hope and faith in themselves and their community. Against almost insurmountable odds they discover that luck is actually in the eye of the beholder.”

You can take a look at the trailer below the post to see what you think. Write your comments about the film below.

Highland Park

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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