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Uniform Title Freedom writers (Motion picture)
Title Freedom Writers [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures ; Double Feature Films ; MTV Films ; Jersey Films ; Kernos Filmproduktiosgesellschaft & Company ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; directed by Richard LaGravenese.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons DVD Fiction  DVD Freedom Writers    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Freedom    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the book "The Freedom Writers diary: how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them" by the Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell.
Special features: Feature-length commentary by director Richard LaGravenese and actor Hilary Swank; deleted scenes; featurettes; theatrical trailer; photo gallery.
Access For private home use only.
Credits Director of photography, Jim Denault ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Mark Isham, RZA ; costume designer, Cindy Evans ; production designer, Laurence Bennett.
Cast Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, April Lee Hernandez, Mario, Kristin Herrera, Jacklyn Ngan, Sergio Montalvo, Jason Finn, Deance Wyatt, Vanetta Smith, Gabriel Chavarria, Hunter Parrish.
Summary A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. She quickly discovers that her unruly classroom is not easily won over by her good intentions. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives, This assignment is something that the class can bite into with relish. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside. Draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent content, some thematic material and language.
System Details DVD; region 1; full screen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 surround.
Source Don 11.2016 PARS
Language Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or French (Dolby 5.1) with optional English subtitles.
Subject Gruwell, Erin -- Drama.
Gruwell, Erin -- Drama.
Urban schools -- California -- Drama.
Teacher-student relationships -- California -- Drama.
Diaries -- Authorship -- Drama.
Student publications -- California -- Drama.
High school students -- California -- Drama.
High school students -- Social conditions -- Drama.
High school students -- Attitudes -- Drama.
Urban schools -- California -- Drama.
Education, Urban -- California -- Drama.
Teacher-student relationship -- California -- Drama.
Diaries -- Authorship -- Drama.
Student publications -- California -- Drama.
High school students -- California -- Drama.
High school students -- Social conditions -- Drama.
High school students -- Attitudes -- Drama.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre/Form Melodrama -- Feature.
Women -- Feature.
Youth -- Feature.
Feature films.
Melodrama.
Added Author DeVito, Danny, 1944-
Shamberg, Michael, 1945-
Sher, Stacey. Producer.
LaGravenese, Richard. Screenwriter. Director.
Isham, Mark, 1951-
RZA (Rapper)
Swank, Hilary, 1974-
Dempsey, Patrick, 1966-
Glenn, Scott, 1942-
Staunton, Imelda, 1956-
Hernandez, April Lee.
Mario, 1986-
Herrera, Kristin.
Ngan, Jacklyn.
Montalvo, Sergio.
Wyatt, Deance, 1986-
Smith, Vanetta.
Chavarria, Gabriel, 1989-
Parrish, Hunter, 1987-
Gruwell, Erin.
Freedom Writers.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Double Feature Films.
MTV Films (Firm)
Jersey Films.
Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1415731632
9781415731635
Standard No. 097361243245
Music No. 12432 Paramount Home Entertainment
Standard No. AU@ 000043116937

 
    
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