Logline and Synopsis
When Alice, a naïve young woman having lunch in a diner circa 1960, joins Mary and Ray in their “sit-in” protest, the ire of the racist patrons boils over and Alice learns what it truly takes to stand up for what you believe in.
Alice Adams sits alone in a small-town American diner at lunchtime circa 1960, which suddenly begins to buzz when two strangers enter that stick out even worse than she does. Two young African-Americans, Mary and Ray, take a seat at the whites-only counter, asking to be served with simplicity and courtesy. Alice witnesses the racism they immediately encounter, and in turn she’s presented with an opportunity that will change her life forever: Alice decides to support the cause, joining Mary and Ray for the “sit-in” protest. But when tensions begin to boil in the diner, will Alice’s good intentions be enough to protect the integrity of the non-violent protest started by Mary and Ray?