The world of an elite boarding school proves as dangerous and cutthroat as organized crime in Tayarisha Poe’s stylish, assured debut feature Selah and the Spades. Adults are almost entirely absent from the story about the five “factions” that run the underworld of the fancy Haldwell School in Pennsylvania, led by Selah Summers (Lovie Simone) and her group, the Spades. Selah is a ruthless overlord in a peppy spirit-squad outfit, controlling the trade in drugs and alcohol for the student body.
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