I want to show my composition kids a movie on Thursday. They’re handing in their research papers and I really don’t have anything more planned for them for the semester, but we still have to meet for the class period, anyway Do any of you have any suggestions on what a good film for a composition class would be?
I’m considering The Freedom Writers, or perhaps The Great Debaters. I want it to be a film about finding one’s voice and showing the world what one is capable of, but I don’t want it to be overly preachy (or inaccessible – these aren’t exactly Rhodes Scholars we’re dealing with, here; they’d have little tolerance for something like The Dead Poets’ Society).
Gimme what you’ve got!