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Film

Approaching the Elephant

 
NY Premiere
 
Sun, Jun 22, 2014
  • 2:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 89min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
MEMBERS: $10 (Movie Moguls free)
+  Q&A with Amanda Rose Wilder
 
 
 
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Directed by Amanda Rose Wilder | 2014
“A multivalent winner.”
—Filmmaker Magazine

Without imposing traditional authority or structure, New Jersey’s Teddy McArdle Free School allows children to set their own rules and choose whether or not to attend classes. The teachers struggle to create a learning environment that instills the values of democracy and critical thinking, but an ongoing clash between two students tests the limits of the system. Evoking both the immersive style of Frederick Wiseman and such fictional dystopias as Lord of the Flies, Wilder crafts an inspired portrait of unfettered childhood within a radical model of education.

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with Amanda Rose Wilder

This screening will feature a Q&A with director Amanda Rose Wilder.

 
 
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