A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Viewers peek inside the lives of seven graduating seniors, in the class of 2020 -- after their life, and the world as we know it was interrupted by COVID-19.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. You can always find something positive out of a negative situation. Use your voice to stand up for what you believe in. Never be ashamed of your story, or who you are.
Positive Role Models
All of the high school seniors highlighted in the show are positive role models, as they were able to confidently share their voices and stories for the world to hear. Laura Benanti is also a positive role model, as she used her platform as a celebrity and the power of social media, to create a positive and supportive virtual community.
The documentary special highlights a diverse group of teenangers of different races, socioeconomic statuses, family structures, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities -- from various parts of the United States.
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Violence & Scariness
The murder of George Floyd and weapons used by the police during Black Lives Matter protests are discussed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 is a 50-minute documentary special about high school seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by Tony Award-winning actress and singer, Laura Benanti's #SunshineSongs, the documentary was mostly shot at home by seven high school seniors after their last months of high school are impacted by COVID-19. This group of teens was brought together virtually, after Benanti put out a call for any seniors whose high school musicals or concerts were canceled due to the pandemic to upload their videos online so they could feel seen, hear, and appreciated. Thousands of videos later, this documentary was created. Themes include making the best of a difficult situation and owning your voice and your story. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
A wonderful documentary that embodies the quote, "when there aren't words, there's music." At at time when the future of the world was unknown Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 shows how we can come together to use our voice and make something beautiful. This is a multi-layered special that also explores teen mental health issues during COVID-19. This is an inspirational and diverse piece that helps us remember to have hope and never stop doing what we love.
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