Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.
- Genre: Drama
- Studio: Laurence Mark Productions, Finding Forrester Productions, Fountainbridge Films
- Keyword: upper class, sibling relationship, scotland, poetry, based on novel or book, mentor, becoming an adult, professor, literature, intellectually gifted, plagiarism, literature competition, private school, manuscript, seclusion, pulitzer prize, dying and death, friendship, unsociability, high school, scholarship, father figure
- Cast: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, April Grace