Fame High: These Talented Kids Are Gonna Live Forever

June 5, 2013

As you guys know all too well, high school can feel like one of the most dramatic places on earth. Boys and classes and friendships—they all churn together into this crazy roiling sea that’s pretty darn hard to navigate. And that’s true of your run-of-the-mill high school.

But at a performing arts high school, the drama is even more intense. A bunch of teenage artists? Pursuing incredibly difficult dreams? We’re talking about some serious tension right there.

Fame High
is a new documentary that captures all of the competition, excitement and heartbreak that goes on inside the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts—aka “the Fame high school of the West Coast.” (If you haven’t heard of it, believe me when I say it’s legit: alums include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater star Matthew Rushing, singer Josh Groban, and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Taran Killam.) The film follows several of the school’s most talented students over the course of 16 months.

Fame High
opens in theaters in NYC and L.A. tomorrow. But you can also buy the digital version of the film right now. Check out the trailer below.