Book Flicks presents "Freedom Writers"
Jun 11, 2007
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||Hoffman Community Room|
|Contact Name||Shirley Vonderhaar|
Everyone is welcome
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On the second Monday of each month, the library will show a film that was based on a book. Copies of the book will be available for interested parties to check out prior to the film showing. This month's movie will be "Freedom Writers" which is based on "THE FREEDOM WRITER'S DIARY: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them" by Freedom Writers and Zlata Filipovic. Based on real life experiences, teacher Erin Gruwell enters into Woodrow Wilson High School ill-prepared for the challenges of her at-risk students. Met with conflict at every stage she finally makes a connection with them through a discussion of The Diary of Anne Frank and encourages them to write their own daily journals. This inspirational story shows the ability of a dedicated teacher to truly change lives. This film is rated PG-13.
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