Director Tony Kaye creates a unique and stylized portrait of the American education system seen through the eyes of substitute teacher Henry Barthes. Henry wanders in and out of students' lives, imparting knowledge where he can in the short time he has with them. Then a new assignment places him at a failing public school run by Principal Dearden and alters his insular world. Henry's stoic front is slowly chipped away by three women who impact his view on life: a student, a fellow teacher, and a teenage runaway.
||March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by TriBeca Films|
||September 18th, 2012 by New Video Group|
||Teachers, Ensemble, Video-on-Demand Premiere, Homeless, Runaway, Animated Sequences, Faulty Memory, Suicide, Non-Chronological, Prostitution, Inspirational Teacher, Falsely Accused|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
It's quite a busy week on the home market front, but most of the new releases are TV on DVD. This includes Modern Family: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The best limited release of the week is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD or Blu-ray, while the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Box Set is also a contender for Pick of the Week. However, in the end I went with The Cabin in the Woods Blu-ray, which is practically the only first-run release of the week.
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