Friday, December 14, 2007


I don't really plug movies, and certainly could not do as well reviewing them as DNfromMN does, but this is one of those times where you need to see a film. For those of you in LA, you can actually attend a screening of this film, and for the rest of the country you can see the DVD when it is released next week.

The premise of this film is what would happen if our schools were run by the students? Yes, similar to Kid Nation, but inspired by real schools who do allow students to take a huge part in the management of their schools, the film Schooled is a fictionalized account of just such a school.

Schooled is a compelling character study of a teacher on the brink of burnout forced to take time off. He ultimately reconnects with kids --as people-- when he discovers a school where students have an equal vote in making rules, liberating them from tests and homework to focus on their true passions, and even giving them the power to fire their teachers!

A nominee for Best Ensemble Performance at The Method Fest in Los Angeles, Schooled stars Alysia Reiner of the Oscar-winning film Sideways. The film's co-editor, Frederick Marx, directed the Oscar-nominated film Hoop Dreams.

Schooled, will be screened in Los Angeles on December 15 and 17 following its sold out screenings in New York last week.

Tickets to the screenings are $12 each ($15 at the door) and may be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Saturday, December 15, 4:30pm & Monday, December 17, 7:30pm
The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax (south of Melrose)
Los Angeles, CA 90036

DVD Release Party
Monday, December 17 (immediately following the screening)
Red Pearl Kitchen
6703 Melrose
Los Angeles, CA 90038

To see the trailer and for more information about the film, go to


captivagrl said...

i'll see this one. thanks ENT.

Sweater said...

I'll check it out just because I respect you and your opinion. The trailer isn't very captivating, though. Seeing it cold would not motivate me to watch it.
Then again, maybe I'm missing something huge.

and just to rant a bit..while I have high speed access at work, that doesn't mean I have access to complicated sites (like that one, for example). Since I'm on dial up at home there is absolutely no way I would have checked that site out, anything that takes a good 10 minutes to load (just for the primer screen) better mow my lawn and wash my car, too.
This isn't against the filmmakers or people in that moivie, just a general observation. I wish people made their sites easier to load. I don't need to hear a damn song when I'm just trying to check you out.