Our Song


1h 36m 2000

Brief Synopsis

A tale set in modern-day Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Lanisha, Maria and Joycelyn are long-time friends and classmates facing the brink of adulthood. This trio has one very strong tie in common: they are talented, hard-working members of their school's highly regarded marching band. During the closing w

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
C Hundred Film Corp; Journeyman Pictures
Distribution Company
IFC Films; Epicentre Films; IFC Films; MGM Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

A tale set in modern-day Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Lanisha, Maria and Joycelyn are long-time friends and classmates facing the brink of adulthood. This trio has one very strong tie in common: they are talented, hard-working members of their school's highly regarded marching band. During the closing weeks of summer, the small moments and dramas that mean nothing and everything to young girls navigating their way into adulthood start to accumulate as the girls and their friendships begin to change forever.

Crew

Fertirma Alexander

Other

Vaughn Amour

Drum Instructor (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Ashley Armstrong

Other

Tommy Axson

Other

Beieanna Baldwin

Other

Gigi Baldwin

Other

Yeshav Basnight

Other

Lorraine Berry

Drum Major (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Tiffany Boykin

Other

Kendra Brown

Assistant Director (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Steve Brown

Brass Instructor (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Tyrone Brown

Associate Producer

Eric Byrd

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Mackens Casmir

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Paul Chandler

Special Thanks

Raymond Clarke

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Tyrone Cox

Brass Instructor (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Tyrus Cox

Other

Jim Denault

Director Of Photography

Evens Derviere

Other

John Dixon

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Lorraine Dixon

Other

Rochelle Dixon

Other

Samuel Edwards

Other

Shirley Fabien

Other

Quanitka Faulkner

Other

Ashaki "saki" Fenderson

Associate Producer

Alexa L. Fogel

Casting

Alexa L. Fogel

Co-Producer

Natasha Frith

Drum Major (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Doctor Madeline T Gamble

Special Thanks (Jackie Robinson Center)

Karen Gilman

Casting

Devin Gray

Other

Ryan Green

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Alex Hall

Editor

Rolanda Harrison

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Kenneth Harry

Other

John Hawkins

Flag Instructor (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Romelle Hoyle

Other

Joseph Infantolino

Co-Producer

Louie Irizarry

Other

Jenine James

Other

Jonte Kaleel

Other

Joyel Kaleel

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Caroline Kaplan

Executive Producer

Renita Leonce

Other

Kedeen Leslie

Other

Samantha Leslie

Other

Jane Lew

Casting

Susannah Ludwig

Associate Producer

Kevin Mccummings

Other

Neisha Mccummings

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Jim Mckay

Screenwriter

Jim Mckay

Producer

Jan Mclaughlin

Sound Recordist

Seymore Mcleod

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Paul Mezey

Producer

Dane Miles

Other

Secora Miles

Other

Ziporah Miles

Other

Ashante Mitchell

Other

Ralph Nader

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Leonard Nettles

Other

David Niles

Other

Dushane Noble

Other

Sidney O'loughlin

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Tiffany Ollivere

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Julie Panebianco

Music Supervisor

Windsor Pediford

Drum Instructor (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Lydia Pernier

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Nemildra Persol

Other

Channning Phillips

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Allister Primo

Other

Tawana Pyle

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Michelle Reid

Other

Raymond Reid

Brass Instructor (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Willie Richadson

Other

Takisha Riser

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

John Robinson

Other

Tiel Roman

Costume Designer

Tanisha Roundtree

Other

A Lee Russell Jr.

Brass Instructor (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Jonathan Sehring

Executive Producer

Chancia Smith

Other

Michael R Smith

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Osei Smith

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Rashawn Starke

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Michael Stipe

Executive Producer

Korey Thompson

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Monica Thompson

Other

Taheim Washington

Other

John Weatherly

Brass Instructor (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Derrick Williams

Other

Diana Williams

Producer

Edgar Williams

Other

Virgillio Williams

Drums (The Jackie Robinson Steppers)

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
C Hundred Film Corp; Journeyman Pictures
Distribution Company
IFC Films; Epicentre Films; IFC Films; MGM Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Best National Feature Award at the 2000 New York International Latino Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States July 13, 2001

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States June 15, 2001

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States on Video January 14, 2003

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States September 7, 2000

Released in United States Summer May 23, 2001

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 11-15, 2000.

Shown at Lake Placid Film Forum (Opening Night) June 8-11, 2000.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Filmmakers of the Present) August 2-12, 2000.

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 24 - April 9, 2000.

Shown at New York International Latino Film Festival May 31 - June 4, 2000.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 2000.

Began shooting June 28, 1999.

Completed shooting July 29, 1999.

Film noted "This film could not have been made without the assistance and generosity of Paul Chandler and Dr. Madeline T. Gamble of JRC."

The Jackie Robinson Center for Physical Culture is a program of the New York State Department of Education Liberty Partnership Program.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 24 - April 9, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at New York International Latino Film Festival May 31 - June 4, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video January 14, 2003

Released in United States Summer May 23, 2001

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Lake Placid Film Forum (Opening Night) June 8-11, 2000.)

Released in United States June 15, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States July 13, 2001

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown in New York City (BAM Rose Cinema) as part of the program "New York International Latino Film Festival: Best of the Fest" September 1-3, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 11-15, 2000.)

Released in United States September 7, 2000 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of series "The Alternative Screen: A Forum For Independent Film Exhibition and Beyond..." September 7, 2000.)

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Filmmakers of the Present) August 2-12, 2000.)