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Archive: 2024 (6 Posts)

Celebrating Teachers with Edward James Olmos

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Edward James Olmos shares his feelings about math teacher Jaime Escalante and the making of the film “Stand and Deliver" (1988). Based on a true story, Mr. Escalante inspired his underprivileged East Los Angeles students to undertake an intensive program in math and calculus, achieve high test scores and improve their sense of self-worth.

Oppenheimer’s Mind and the American Mindset

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” (2023) may be the longest and most comprehensive film ever made about the "father of the atomic bomb,” but today we look at several films on the National Film Registry that set a narrative on how the American people should behave and respond in Oppenheimer's atomic age.