My First Crush
This episode includes:
The Crush by Michael Creagh
Big Girl by Renuka Jeyapalan
Ardal Travis is in love. There's just one small problem ... him. He's only eight years old and the object of his affection is his beautiful teacher Miss Purdy. He also has a bigger problem ... Pierce. He is Miss Purdy's fiancée. As the saying goes, all is fair in love and war. There's only one thing Ardal can do ... challenge the interloper to a duel! Written and directed by Michael Creagh. The film was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award. Principal cast: Oran Creagh (the filmmaker's son), Olga Wehrly and Rory Keenan.
- To read an interview with the filmmaker, go to independent-magazine.org.
- To purchase this film, go to iTunes.
A battle of wills develops between nine year old Josephine and her mother's new boyfriend -- a "lowly" bartender. No longer the sole object of her affection, she challenges this new interloper to a winner take all competition. He may be man enough for her mother, but is he man enough to take care of them both? A bittersweet tale of modern family politics written and directed by Renuka Jeyapalan. Principal cast: Samantha Weinstein, Kris Holden-Ried and Patricia Fagan.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
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