Tuesday, March 1, 2011
With the exception of "Top Chef," "Project Runway," and "So You Think You Can Dance," I watch primarily documentary films when the TV is on. Last night, the film in the queue was "Pressure Cooker," and I'd like to use my blog space today to recommend this work of art to you. As inspiring as "Mad Hot Ballroom," as affirming of the need for teachers who care, as true a portrait of the northern fringes of my own city as I've yet seen on screen, this is the story of a Mrs. Stephenson of Frankford High, who, in her culinary arts classroom, trains her students to compete for the college scholarships (through the Careers in Culinary Arts Program) that will make all the difference in their lives. It's completely worth your time.