Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
Florence is a school teacher devoted to her students. When she encounters young Sacha, a child with problems, she will do everything she can to help him, even to the point of neglecting her own children, her own life, and of questioning her vocation. Little by little Florence realizes that we learning has no age limit.
Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel, Atomised (aka The Elementary Particles) focuses on Michael and Bruno, two very different half-brothers and their disturbed sexuality. After a chaotic childhood with a hippie mother only caring for her affairs, Michael, a molecular biologist, is more interested in genes than women, while Bruno is obsessed with his sexual desires, but mostly finds his satisfaction with prostitutes. But Bruno's life changes when he gets to know the experienced Christiane. In the meantime, Michael meets Annabelle, the love of his youth, again.
Experimental, paint on celluloid
Frightening civil defense procedure film aimed at Cold War-era elementary school students
Stanislavski has nothing on Sergio, who leads experimental acting workshops for the grade school set. This comedy will forever change the way you look at child actors.
The film depicts the first flaming signs of love in human life. The characters are all ten years old and attend the same hockey and figure skating club in a small village set among the Italian Alps. The theft of a medal will trigger an adventurous escape to Moscow, where our six main characters will learn the first skirmishes of love and find new fiancés.
The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is replaced by the militant Igor Hnidzo. He is very strict - but also very just. His weakness is his interest in young women. Plot by Mattias Thuresson.
If Proposition 187 makes it through the courts, will hall duty become border patrol in California public schools? Fourth-grade-teacher-turned-filmmaker Laura Simon puts human faces on the issue as she takes us inside her classroom and into the faculty lounge at Hoover Elementary in Los Angeles. Law and learning converge as students, teachers and parents grapple candidly with the impact of policies that would deny public services to undocumented immigrants and their children.
As the title implies, this documentary is educational and aimed at helping parents learn to untangle fact from fiction concerning homosexual people. The film is taken from educational session that took place in seven elementary and middle schools from around the country that each participated a frank workshop for students discussing homosexuality with the hope of eradicating myths and promoting tolerance and understanding. During each session, gay people offer brief lectures and question and answer periods for the children. Also include in the film is a segment in which teachers themselves argue the place of the issue in their curriculum.
An unflinching verité portrait of the children of Stanton Elementary School in North Philadelphia, an inner-city neighborhood where 90% of the students live below the poverty line. Seen through the viewpoint of devoted principal Deanna Burney, the film shows Stanton as grossly underfunded, understaffed, and filled with children struggling to overcome their difficulties. But for these at-risk kids, however, the hope for their future survives only in the success of their education. A captivating series of vignettes concerning children growing up outside the American dream, echoing current “hot-button” issues in our country’s ongoing political discussion.
"The Americans" at The Paley Center for Media on October 4, 2013 and "Elementary" at the Paley Center on October 5, 2013. These PALEYFEST NY events honor the drama series about a pair of KGB spies posing as a suburban married couple during the Cold War and celebrate the crime series about the New York-based, modern-day adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his "sober companion," Dr. Joan Watson.
A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare - a sober companion, Dr. Watson.