Movie: Ghost World (2001)

Enid has graduated from high school—well, almost. She has to take a remedial art course over the summer after her senior year; she's talented, but her art teacher thinks her work isn't saying anything. That changes when Enid brings in an old, racially insensitive poster for a fried chicken restaurant, which she presents as a statement about racism. Her teacher is so impressed by Enid's new-found depth that she eventually offers her a scholarship to art school.