Keyword: education

Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 08/07/2014
Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef...
Ender's Game

Ender's Game (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
In the near future, a hostile alien race, the Formics, have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin, a shy, but strategically...
Best and the Brightest

The Best and the Brightest (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 06/23/2011
Jeff and Smanatha Jasinski are a middle aged couple that moved from Delaware to New York City with their five year old daughter for a last chance at "the big time". When they arrive to New York, they realize that there is a huge problem: they can't get their daughter into a single private kindergarten, all of which have been booked solid for months. The couple is immediately laughed at by every...
In the House

In the House (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 04/18/2013
A teenage boy becomes intrusively close to his friend's family and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events
Half Nelson

Half Nelson (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 08/10/2006
Dan Dunne, an idealistic inner-city junior high school teacher, inspires his 13 and 14-year-olds to examine everything from civil rights to Civil War with a new enthusiasm. Rejecting the standard Civil Rights curriculum in favor of an edgier approach, Dan teaches his students how change works--on both a historical and personal scale. Though Dan can get it together in the classroom, he spends his...
American Teacher

American Teacher (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 09/29/2011
A chronicle of the lives of four teachers in different areas of the United States that reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many of our best teachers choose to leave the profession altogether.
Lower Learning

Lower Learning (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 10/09/2008
Welcome to Geraldine Ferraro Elementary, where the teachers are drunk, lazy or psychotic, every child has been left behind, and burned-out Vice Principal Tom Willoman is barely holding on. But when totally hot district inspector Rebecca Seabrook arrives to shut down the school, she and Tom hatch a plan to take back the classrooms from insanely corrupt Principal Billings. What tragedy in Willoman's...
Great Debaters

The Great Debaters (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 12/24/2007
Professor Melvin Tolson, a brilliant but volatile debate team coach, uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep south into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the time and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as...
Girl Rising

Girl Rising (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 03/06/2013
The stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries are written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses. The film showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.
Dir: Richard Robbins
With: N/A
Deadly Code

Deadly Code (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/23/2014
Grandfather Kuzya is the leader of a Siberian criminal clan banished to live in the punishment town of Transnistria in 1985. There, he schools his grandson on the "honest criminal" code of their community, which must never be broken.
Doubt

Doubt (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 12/11/2008
It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and, indeed, the school has just accepted its first black...
Larry Crowne

Larry Crowne (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 06/30/2011
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts all trying to find a better future for themselves. In his...
Freedom Writers

Freedom Writers (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 01/04/2007
Fresh-faced, idealistic twenty-three-year-old Erin Gruwell is ready to take on the world as she steps inside Wilson High School for her first day of teaching. Her class, a diverse group of racially charged teenagers from different walks of life--African Americans, Latinos, Asians, juvenile delinquents, gang members, and underprivileged students from poor neighborhoods--hope for nothing more than...
Footnote

Footnote (2012)

Rated: PG Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 03/08/2012
A tale of a great rivalry between a father and son. Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. Meanwhile his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades, endlessly...
Detachment

Detachment (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 03/15/2012
A portrait of the American education system as seen through the eyes of Henry Barthes, an educator with a true talent to connect with his students, yet has chosen to bury his gift. By spending his days as a substitute teacher, he conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form an attachment to either students or colleagues. When a new assignment places...
Life of a King

Life of a King (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 01/16/2014
The true story of one man's sacrifice to give inner city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had--a future. After being in prison for twenty years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club in 1991 to get kids off the streets and working towards something they never dreamed of--going to college.
Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 06/12/2014
As tuition spirals upward and student debt passes a trillion dollars, students and parents begin to wonder if college is even worth it. From the halls of Harvard to public and private colleges in financial crisis to education start-ups in Silicon Valley, an urgent portrait emerges of a great American institution at the breaking point.

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/02/2014
The true story of India-born Srinavasa Ramanujan, a self-taught mathematical prodigy. In 1913, when he was a 25-year-old clerk who had flunked out of two colleges, he mailed a letter containing his own original theorems to the noted English mathematician G. H. Hardy. Hardy, impressed by the young man's genius, brought Ramanujan to England. Over the next five years, the vegetarian Brahmin, who said...
Words and Pictures

Words and Pictures (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years, filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her...
Disleksia: The Movie

Disleksia: The Movie (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
Filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V and his crew explore the unique nature of how each of us learn. Join Hubbell, dyslexic superstars Billy Bob Thornton and Joe Pantoliano, world-renowned brain scientists and researchers, students and advocates as they join a movement to revolutionize education. Find out what it's like to have your brain scanned inside an MRI and visit with a group of dyslexic researchers...
Yulenka

Yulenka (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/18/2009
A teacher moves to another town and starts a new job in a girls' school. Something weird is happening with the class. These girls don't play with dolls, they make a toy of human lives.
Nativity!

Nativity! (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/26/2009
Grammar school teacher Paul Madden thinks that Christmas is stupid, however, he has to organize a nativity play for his school. An assistant is supporting him, who has strange ideas: he builts a slide into the scene that is supposed to lead to death.

Secrets of the Tribe (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 11/29/2009
The field of anthropology goes under the magnifying glass in this investigation of the seminal research on Yanomami Indians. In the 1960s and '70s, a large number of anthropologists filed into the Amazon Basin to observe this virgin society untouched by modern life. Thirty years later, the events surrounding this infiltration have become a scandalous tale of academic ethics and infighting.
Dir: José Padilha
With: N/A
Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 08/30/2002
Ana, a first generation Mexican American teenager living in East Los Angeles, has just graduated from high school. Because she is a talented writer, a caring teacher urges her to apply to college. Ana secretly is excited about the possibility, but her overbearing and hypercritical mother, Carmen, insists that it is time for her to help provide for the family by working in her sister's sewing...
With All Deliberate Speed

With All Deliberate Speed (2004)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 05/13/2004
While the Supreme Court's historic ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case struck down the concept of separate but equal as it had been used to justify segregation in American schools, it did not end discrimination. Documentary looks at how many school districts continued to underfinance schools in towns and neighborhoods with large African-American populations, perpetuating a two-tiered...