Richard LaGravenese / USA

2007 / 123 minutes / English / Rating TBC

Synopsis

Based on a true story, Hilary Swank plays the role of Erin Gruwell, a young, excited school teacher who leaves the safety of her hometown, Newport Beach, to teach at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach. Her enthusiasm is quickly challenged when she realizes that her class are all “at-risk” students who are divided by their race and harbour animosity against one another. Freedom Writers is about a teacher who inspires her class of “at-risk” students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
2007 Humanitas Prize Winner for Feature Film Category

Screening Info

National Gallery SingaporeThe, 27 February 2020 | 6:30pm
National Gallery SingaporeSat, 29 February 2020 | 3:20pm