The Orchestras

A year in the life of a teacher and a student in Mississippi

LIBBY runs away from everything she’s known after graduating from college. Hoping to focus on something other than herself, she enrolls in a teaching program in Mississippi, her assignment – a small rural school.

All CANDACE knows is her small town. She bounces around, staying with her uncle, her mom, her stepdad. Nothing is stable for her.

Libby becomes Candace’s eighth-grade teacher. The school, the town, their lives are difficult for both of them and, in finding each other, they share an understanding.

But a student-teacher relationship is never simple: are they actually good or bad for each other?

The Orchestras offers a meditative, reflective example of the educational system and life in a small Southern town, taken from Aaron C. Wong’s teaching experiences in Belzoni, Mississippi.

Screenplay and more information available upon request.