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Freedom Writers [videorecording] / 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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  • 17 of 17 copies available at Sage Library System.

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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Adams Public Library AV DVD Freedom writers (Text) 37810000010339 Video DVD None 10/30/2009 Available -
Athena Public Library DVD FRE PG-13 (Text) 37813000157175 Video DVD Branch_Only_3months 06/21/2018 Available -
Baker Huntington Branch DRAMA FRE DVD (Text) 37814002699669 VIDEO DVD None 07/26/2013 Available -
Echo Public Library DVD PG-13 Freedom (Text) 37826000176284 Video DVD None 10/21/2014 Available -
Elgin Public Library VID F74 PG-13 (Text) 37827000271026 Video DVD None 01/13/2017 Available -
Grant County Library DVD Freedom Writers (Text) 37845000489836 DVD DVD None 01/27/2015 Available -
Harney County Library DVD FRE (Text) 37720000562868 Video DVD Branch_Only_3months 12/27/2017 Available -
Joseph Public Library VID FRE (Text) 30002000246439 Videos DVD None 01/27/2018 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview DVD FREEDOM (Text) 37620000716268 DVD DVD None 10/08/2011 Available -
North Powder City Library DVD FRE (Text) 37867000033158 Videos DVD None 10/09/2015 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1415731632
  • ISBN: 9781415731635
  • 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.
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.
Subject: Gruwell, Erin > Drama.
Urban schools > California > Drama.
Teacher-student relationships > California > Drama.
Diaries > Authorship > Drama.
Student publications > California > Drama.
High school students > California > Drama.
High school students > Social conditions > Drama.
High school students > Attitudes > Drama.
Education, Urban > California > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Melodramas (Drama)
Melodrama > Feature.
Women > Feature.
Youth > Feature.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Videodiscs.
DVD-Video discs.

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