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Try Harder!


Try Harder! | Official Trailer | Independent Lens | PBS

At Lowell High School, San Francisco's academic pressure cooker, the kids are stressed out. With a majority Asian American student body, high-achieving seniors share their dreams and anxieties about getting into a top university. But is college worth the grind? Premieres May 2, 2022. 

Special Events

Join KMOS PBS and Capitol City Cinema for a special 'Sneak Peek' preview screening of TRY HARDER!

Date: Wednesday, APRIL 6

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Capital City Cinema,  126 E High St.  Jefferson City, MO 65101


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January 26th, 6:30pm at Capitol City Cinema

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March 16th, 6:30pm at Capitol City Cinema

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In the midst of a patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with "Khabar Lahariya" – India’s only all-female news network – are taking it upon themselves to redefine power.

February 16th, 6:30pm at Capitol City Cinema


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April 6th, 6:30pm at Capitol City Cinema

Try Harder!

At a prestigious public high school with a majority Asian American student body, fiercely competitive seniors share the dream, and the stress, of getting into a top university.