Valentine Road trailer

On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head during first period. Larry died two days later. Produced with support from the Ford Foundation's JustFilms program, “Valentine Road” explores the murder of a teenager who had begun exploring his gender identity, revealing the circumstances that led to the shocking crime, as well as its complicated aftermath. The film raises issues about the safety of LGBT teens, juvenile justice and the ability of the country’s educational and social service systems to prevent such tragedies. And it looks beyond the basic outline of a tragic event to tell the stories of two victims: the boy who was killed and the boy who pulled the trigger.