Ebert made a comment about how the arts and music programs at American high schools are less important than football. How right he was.
Haw! I have never actually seen that movie! But it was filmed in Vancouver, WA, where I grew up!
I was a percussionist in band class, and a guy from Hollywood gave a presentation of the movie, and asked us if we wanted to be "extras." I obviously did not.
I guess I lost my fifteen minutes . . .