Pressure Cooker (2008)
The film revolves around Wilma Stephenson, a culinary arts teacher in working-class Northeast Philadelphia. She prepares her students, many of whom have financial issues, broken homes, and abusive pasts, for an annual citywide cooking competition. In the classroom she is demanding and brutally honest, but outside of the classroom she puts her meager teaching salary towards paying for students’ prom dresses and throwing celebratory pool parties. Note: It’s hard to watch the cooking competition section… So many college scholarships riding on the shape of a potato!
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