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Freedom writers / 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.

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Homer Public Library DVD FRE 000155619 Video Place on copy / volume Checked out 09/29/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415731632
  • ISBN: 9781415731635
  • ISBN: 9786315790454
  • ISBN: 6315790453
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.

Content descriptions

General 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.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Formatted Contents Note:
War has been declared -- Welcome to Freshman English -- Tribes -- Borders -- You don't know me -- The line -- War stories -- Permission -- Tolerance -- Home -- The diary -- Heroes -- Courage -- Who would you pick? -- Blessed with a burden -- Our own voices -- End titles.
Restrictions on Access Note:
For private home use only.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Jim Denault ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Mark Isham, RZA ; costume designer, Cindy Evans ; production designer, Laurence Bennett.
Participant or Performer Note:
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, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent content, some thematic material and language.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; full screen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 surround.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or French (Dolby 5.1) with optional English subtitles.
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High school students > California > Drama.
High school students > Social conditions > Drama.
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