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– by Gig Patta

School is so competitive nowadays.

It’s all about keeping up with the studies, the parties, and the life.

In Li Dong’s directorial debut, Stealing School is one of the highlighted feature films playing at this year’s Napa Valley Film Festival.

The film stars up-and-coming actress Celine Tsai (Ready or Not, In the Dark) and television heartthrob Jonathan Keltz (Entourage, Reign).

Here’s the synopsis:

A week before her college education, April Chen, a Chinese-Canadian tech prodigy, is accused of plagiarism by an unrelenting teaching assistant. Now she must fight to prove her innocence in a secret trial held before an academic tribunal. As the day progresses, the motives and interests of all parties are slowly exposed to reveal a complex web of corruption, greed, and personal moral failings. In this game of psychological cat and mouse, someone is always one step ahead and nothing is as it seems.

In this relevant story in the academic world, Stealing School is an indie darling to watch as it plays in the festival circuit.

LRM Online caught up with the two main leads of Tsai and Keltz on the opening red carpet of the Napa Valley Film Festival 2019.

Watch below for the exclusive interviews.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.