Valentine Road Screening and Q&A
A discussion with the filmmaker Marta Cunningham will follow the film.
Hub LA's monthly screening series, Hub LA Lens: Filming the Issues, presents the award-winning documentary Valentine Road. At the height of the bullying scandal that rocked the U.S. in 2008, a 15-year-old boy named Larry King asked another boy to be his valentine in a suburban schoolyard in California. The next day Larry was dead, shot in cold blood by his 14-year-old crush Brandon McInerney. At turns shocking, devastating, and outrageous, Valentine Road bores deeply into the homophobia, sexism, racism, and class-struggle that inform everyday American life—and reveals an American justice system that is utterly unprepared to deal with the realities of teenage crime and punishment.