Drummer Girl

Jessie—a sixteen-year-old, talented, girl drummer—comes of age in an intensely competitive Midwestern Americana drum and bugle corps, learns about first love, loyalty, and standing up for herself while weathering the driven pressure to win and her parents’ dissolving marriage.

Southside Tech

In a Milwaukee school district going broke, JoBeth Keller, an African-American school principal, fights the death-grip of a corrupt governor, hopeless and angry teachers, a pissed-off community, and her skeptical Caucasian husband to keep an inner city vocational school from closing down.