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The Resource 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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

Label
Freedom Writers
Title
Freedom Writers
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • 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
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Jim Denault ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Mark Isham.
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent content, some thematic material and language
Language note
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English or French with optional English subtitles
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-
  • 1953-
  • 1987-
  • 1987-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeVito, Danny
  • Shamberg, Michael
  • Sher, Stacey
  • LaGravenese, Richard
  • 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
  • Denault, Jim
  • Moritz, David
  • Isham, Mark
  • Gruwell, Erin
  • Freedom Writers
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Double Feature Films
  • MTV Films (Firm)
  • Jersey Films
  • Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
122
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gruwell, Erin
  • Education, Urban
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Student publications
  • High school students
  • DVDs
Technique
live action
Label
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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm84727046
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
0973612432456
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097363465041
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
346504
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation (16:9) ; Dolby digital 5.1 (English and French soundtracks), Dolby digital 2.0 surround (English soundtrack) ; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm84727046
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
0973612432456
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097363465041
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
346504
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation (16:9) ; Dolby digital 5.1 (English and French soundtracks), Dolby digital 2.0 surround (English soundtrack) ; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
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