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The documentary featuring Bruce Franks, Jr. was nominated for a 2020 Academy Award.

Representative Bruce Franks, Jr. (D) [2019 file photo].

“St. Louis Superman” directed by Smriti Mundhra and Sami Kha, tells the story of black rapper and activist Bruce Franks, who was inspired to run for office by the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. He beats the odds and is elected as a Democrat to the Missouri House of Representatives, an overwhelmingly white and Republican chamber, but still finds himself battling old demons…

The 92nd Academy Awards | 2020
Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Honoring movies released in 2019
Documentary (Short Subject)

In the Absence
Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

Life Overtakes Me
John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

St. Louis Superman
Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

Walk Run Cha-Cha
Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Representative Bruce Franks, Jr. (D) [2018 file photo].

Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr. (D) [2018 file photo].