Head Back To School--At The Movies!

Return to the classroom with Friends of Lakewood Public Library and Lakewood Council of PTAs on Tuesday, November 17, with the second film in the “School in the Cinema” series hosted at the Main Library.

“We are the People We’ve Been Waiting For” will screen at 7:00 p.m on November 15 in the Main Library Auditorium.

The 2009 film focuses primarily on education in the UK. It asks if the current system, founded at the time of the Industrial Revolution, really serves the children it means to educate. Among those who share experiences and thoughts are former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, author Bill Bryson, and entrepreneur Richard Branson.

“School in the Cinema” explores facets of education in the U.S. and around the world. The series began October 18 with “2 Million Minutes,” a 2007 film by Robert Compton. The title refers to the two million minutes students have in four years of high school that determine their futures. The hour-long documentary focuses on six students in the United States, India, and China.

Cultural differences regarding education were a focus, as were economic differences and the resulting life experiences that motivate students to excel.

All movies shown as part of “School in the Cinema” will be available from Lakewood Public Library once they have been screened, courtesy of Lakewood Council of PTAs.

School in the Cinema will take a break in December, but look for its return January 17, 2012 with “Including Samuel.”

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Volume 7, Issue 22, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.01.2011