Wed. December 1, 2021 @ 19:30 PT

Try Harder!

Debbie Lum
Debbie Lum, Nico Opper, Lou Nakasako
ITVS Independent Lens , Greenwich Entertainment
A young Asian student with glasses, wearing a goofy fur hat, motions to a white board with a math formula on it.


At Lowell High School—where cool kids are nerds, nearly everyone has an amazing talent, and the majority of the student body is Asian American—the things that usually make a person stand out can feel not good enough, even commonplace. With humor and heart, director Debbie Lum takes us to the reality of the American college application process and the intersection of class, race, and educational opportunity as experienced by high school seniors living through it.

This digital screening includes a moderated filmmaker conversation that will be on demand with the film. Participants to be announced soon!

Captioning and ASL will be provided for this virtual showing and conversation.