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Director Chris Smith On Exposing A System Of Privilege In His Film ‘Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal’

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 14:  Director Chris Smith speaks on stage during Q&A session after New York screening of Netflix's "FYRE: THE GREATEST PARTY THAT NEVER HAPPENED" at The Metrograph on January 14, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Netflix)
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Director Chris Smith speaks on stage during Q&A session after New York screening of Netflix's "FYRE: THE GREATEST PARTY THAT NEVER HAPPENED" at The Metrograph on January 14, 2019 in New York City.

The film “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” tackles an issue close to home here in Southern California.

The film “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” tackles an issue close to home here in Southern California. The docu-drama follows a college admissions counselor who helped wealthy parents and celebrities buy their kids’ ways into prominent universities, including USC and UCLA. KPCC’s John Horn talked with the director of the film, Chris Smith, about exposing a system riddled with privilege and whether it’s changeable. The film’s available to stream on Netflix. 

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Chris Smith, director of “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal”

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