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The Resource Freedom Writers, Paramount Pictures presents in association with MTV Films ; Jersey Films/Double Feature Films Production ; directed by Richard LaGravenese ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher

Freedom Writers, Paramount Pictures presents in association with MTV Films ; Jersey Films/Double Feature Films Production ; directed by Richard LaGravenese ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher

Label
Freedom Writers
Title
Freedom Writers
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures presents in association with MTV Films ; Jersey Films/Double Feature Films Production ; directed by Richard LaGravenese ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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
Cataloging source
HRF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Executive producer, Hilary Swank [and others] ; director of photography, Jim Denault ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Mark Isham, RZA ; costume designer, Cindy Evans ; production designer, Laurence Bennett
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent content, some thematic material and language
Language note
Dialogue in English (Dolby 5.1 surround, Dolby 2.0 surround) or French (Dolby 5.1) with optional English subtitles. Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.M45
LC item number
F744366 2007
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 1942-
  • 1956-
  • 1986-
  • 1987-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeVito, Danny
  • Sher, Stacey
  • Swank, Hilary
  • Dempsey, Patrick
  • Glenn, Scott
  • Staunton, Imelda
  • Hernandez, April Lee
  • Mario
  • Herrera, Kristin
  • Ngan, Jacklyn
  • Montalvo, Sergio
  • Wyatt, Deance
  • Smith, Vanetta
  • Chavarria, Gabriel
  • Parrish, Hunter
  • Shamberg, Michael
  • LaGravenese, Richard
  • Isham, Mark
  • Durning, Tracey
  • Freedom Writers
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • MTV Films (Firm)
  • Jersey Films
  • Double Feature Films
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gruwell, Erin
  • Freedom Writers
  • Education, Urban
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Student publications
  • High school students
  • Teacher-student relationships
Technique
live action
Label
Freedom Writers, Paramount Pictures presents in association with MTV Films ; Jersey Films/Double Feature Films Production ; directed by Richard LaGravenese ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Their story, their words, their future"--Container
  • 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; Making a dream (6 min.); Freedom Writers family (20 min.); Freedom Writers : the story behind the story / produced and edited by Tracey Durning (c2006) (10 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9781415731116
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 883929310920
  • 097363465041
  • 00097363465041
  • 097363465065
  • 8010773103657
  • 032429283085
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1014360887
System details
DVD format. Region 1; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Freedom Writers, Paramount Pictures presents in association with MTV Films ; Jersey Films/Double Feature Films Production ; directed by Richard LaGravenese ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Their story, their words, their future"--Container
  • 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; Making a dream (6 min.); Freedom Writers family (20 min.); Freedom Writers : the story behind the story / produced and edited by Tracey Durning (c2006) (10 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9781415731116
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 883929310920
  • 097363465041
  • 00097363465041
  • 097363465065
  • 8010773103657
  • 032429283085
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1014360887
System details
DVD format. Region 1; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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