For this episode we talk about the new film adaptation of the musical “In The Heights.” Directed by Jon M. Chu, the story follows characters living in the predominantly Dominican Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan as they pursue their dreams. It was written and produced by Lin Manuel-Miranda who also wrote the musical.

Our youth film critics got together on Zoom to talk about the movie, including their thoughts on the musical genre, representation in film, and much more.

Moderated by Daisy Carter.

Hosted by Jack Robbins.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman.


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