Trailer for Frankford High School documentary

Some more good Frankford news.

The much celebrated culinary arts program at Frankford High School is getting the star treatment, as the Northeast Times reported last week. It’s the subject of a feature-length documentary called “Pressure Cooker” that was big enough to be entered into the Philadelphia Film Festival in March.

The program, its students and its no-nonsense instructor Wilma Stephenson, have won rave reviews, from as local as the Frankford Gazette to Gourmet magazine, from where the above photo comes.

Now the documentary’s DVD trailer has been released,which you can see at the Gazette’s Web site.

This is the film’s description: Three seniors at Philadelphia’s Frankford High School find an unlikely champion in the kitchen of Wilma Stephenson. A legend in the school system, Mrs. Stephenson’s hilariously blunt boot-camp method of teaching Culinary Arts is validated by years of scholarship success. Against the backdrop of the row homes of working-class Philadelphia, she has helped countless students reach the top culinary schools in the country. And under her fierce direction, the usual distractions of high school are swept aside as Erica, Dudley and Fatoumata prepare to achieve beyond what anyone else expects from them. Hat tip to Frankford Gazette.

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