In 2000, I was in the Bronx, NY, when Finding Forrester, directed by Gus Van Sant, appeared on the scene. Then, I was about the same age as the protagonist, Jamal Wallace, played by Rob Brown, and at the time, although undecided, I was studying the sciences at Pace University in Pleasantville.
Looking at this same movie over a decade later, I still get that same awe and inspiration. The only difference now in comparison to then is that its message has sunk deeper into my heart. I am no longer connected to just two aspects of this movie as I was then, but over the years, I have live a little more of its experiences. And this is what I would like to share with you.