Half Nelson
Filmfest 2007

An honest and inspirational film that explores the precarious relationship between a white inner-city public school teacher struggling with his own demons and a young black girl on the verge of losing her innocence. It's a wise, unsentimental portrait of lonely people at the crossroads. HALF NELSON proves one doesn't need a huge budget or an A-list star to make a honest, absorbing drama. “That rarest of marvels - an American fiction film that wears its political heart on its sleeve. It's a small film with a long view, and its story hinges on an unusually nuanced relationahip... but what makes it both unusual and exceptional is its insistence on political consciousness as a moral imperitive.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, August, 2006

tags: Feature film

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie, Deborah Rush, Jay O. Sanders

Credits

Director: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden