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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
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
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, 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
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or French (Dolby 5.1) with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.F744 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
Runtime
122
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
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, 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
  • 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
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9781415731635
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361243245
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
12432
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)84727041
System details
DVD; region 1; full screen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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