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...
Awkward Sexual Adventure

An Awkward Sexual Adventure (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
Jordan Abrams is a romantically hopeless and uptight accountant. But when he loses his fiancé because he's terrible in bed, he hires stripper Julia to show him the ropes and finds himself thrown into the deep end of S&M, dirty talk and cross-dressing.

Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 04/23/2015
LEGO® bricks are not just for kids. Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) around the globe are unashamedly declaring their love of the brick, LEGO artists are creating stunning and surprising creations, and Master Builders are building human scale and larger structures. LEGO bricks are being used educationally, therapeutically, and have provided a universal system for human creativity and our innate desire...
Dir: Kief Davidson
With: N/A
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...
Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 07/17/2014
Aiden is an actor who hasn't booked a part in years, while his wife, Sarah, has played the role of family breadwinner, holding down a steady but dull job. Their children have been able to attend an expensive yeshiva school, thanks to Aiden's father who criticizes his son for abandoning his Jewish roots. When Aiden's father announces he has an aggressive cancer and must reserve his money for costly...
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...
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.
At Berkeley

At Berkeley (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 244 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. This film shows the major aspects of university life, its intellectual and social mission, its obligation to the state and to larger ideas of higher education, and also illustrates how decisions are made...

The Capsule (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Seven young women. A mansion perched on a Cycladic rock. A series of lessons on discipline, desire, discovery, and disappearance. A melancholy, inescapable cycle on the brink of womanhood -- infinitely.
Sex Ed

Sex Ed (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
Eddie Cole lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school, where he quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. Eddie isn't exactly equipped to teach them-he's a virgin-and he's falling in love with Pilar, the older sister of one of his students. Eddie goes off lesson plan and, in doing so, incurs the wrath of the local reverend...
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...

Léa (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
Léa is a young student from the provinces who dreams of attending the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Sciences. She is also the sole caretaker of her incapacitated grandmother. In order to pay for her education and her grandmother's nursing home, Léa becomes a stripper, risking everything in order to begin a new life.

Comment j'ai détesté les maths (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Mathematics has great importance (and regular misuse) in our lives. Here, we learn why we should love math and care that its power is used well. Several arguments are put forth backed up by significant recent data, as well as the inspired testimonials of gifted teachers, mathematicians and complaining children. We cover topics such as how teaching "new math" created bewilderment instead of...
In The Hive

In The Hive (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/13/2012
Sixteen-year-old Xtra Keys lives in a violent world, and his survival depends on his ability to be hard and emotionless. The only person excluded from his cold persona is his infant son. Xtra wants to raise him better than his mother would, and this becomes a possibility when he starts going to the HIVE, an alternative school for boys who have been kicked out of the public school system for...
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...
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...

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/13/2014
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.

That's What I'm Talking About (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/04/2015
Based on writer/director Richard Linklater's own experiences, set in 1980s Texas, freshmen find their way through the first year of college life as they try to make the baseball team.
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
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...