Benton Harbor High School premieres student produced movie

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — The Benton Harbor High School Media Department is premiering a movie, based on Jason Reynold’s graphic novel, Long Way Down, on Friday, June 2, at the GhostLight Theatre in Benton Harbor’s Art district.

The short film focuses on a young black boy's tough decision after his brother Shawn is shot dead in the street.

The project resulted after students read the story as part of a class assignment.

“The students enjoyed the book so much that they wanted to turn it into a production,” stated Dr. Regina Strother, a BHHS English Teacher.

A new script was developed through collaboration with the high school’s Media/Communication Teacher, D’Myron Guidry, and students filled the roles for this fresh new performance.

The movie premiere is Friday, June 2, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at GhostLight Theatre, located at 101 Hinkley St in Benton Harbor.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7, cash only, and is open to the public.

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