JUNK, Spring 2015
“Junk” is a project that will go down in history as TRY theatre’s first movie. Thanks to the brilliant and meticulous work of the director, Nina Sabo, the older high school group managed to put together a full scale, 1 hour and 30 minutes long movie in just a couple of months. The story focuses around the lives of 9 teenagers that slowly fall deeper and deeper into heroin abuse, showing the various stages (from playful experimentation to outright addiction) of their love/hate relationship with the illegal substance. A theme rarely mentioned and discussed, the movie really exposes the close correlation between modern teenagers and the feeling of abandonment that can ultimately force them to run their lives into the ground. A bold movie for a bold audience, an amateur “Requiem for a dream” of sorts, “Junk” is a must see for every teenager and every parent.
Working on this project demanded a lot of emotional and psychological dedication from our students, and it is quite possible that the roles they had in this movie changed their life forever.