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March 26, 2008 > Movie review: Generation Now

Movie review: Generation Now

By Mona Shah

"Generation Now" was inspired by observation of troubled youth lacking proper parental guidance. Set amidst a neighborhood of an urban city "Generation Now" is a multi-cultural celebration of young people triumphing in the face of adversity, societal pressures and difficult familial situations.

Today's youths experience problems that cut across economic, social, and racial lines unknown to past generations. Millions of children return from school to an empty house. When parents do arrive, they are often tired and preoccupied with their problems. The results are many teenagers getting less parenting. Parental neglect is a major problem affecting today's youth. Parents find themselves enslaved by poverty and an overachieving society without time to bond with their children. Many children grow up with few, if any, rules or guidelines to regulate their behavior. Generation Now is a socially conscious drama about growing up in this contemporary urban environment.

The film will premiere on March 28. William Perdue, a local teacher from Bowman Elementary school in Hayward, stars in the film. He also co-wrote the screenplay.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go online

Generation Now
The movie premier will be on Friday, March 28
7 p.m.
Show runs from:
March 28 - April 3
Four Star Theater
2200 Clement St., San Francisco

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