A student project abruptly forces an emotionally stunted high school English teacher to confront his demons—past and present—taking him on a powerful journey of connection and redemption in Language Arts, available now On Demand.
Filmmaker Corrie Duryee talked with our Gadi Elkon about everything Language Arts and much more!
It’s 1993, and high school Language Arts teacher Charles Marlow, (Ashley Zukerman) has spent decades shrinking from life, hiding from the failures that have trailed him. When his student, Romy, (Aishe Keita) proposes a photojournalism project documenting collaborations between autistic youth and senior dementia patients, Charles tailspins into his past, and through a series of interlocking timelines, confronts the errors of his youth. In a 1962 Seattle classroom, young Charles (Elliott Smith) befriends an autistic child, Dana (Lincoln Lambert), with shocking consequences. In the 1980s, Charles and his wife Alison (Sarah Shahi) struggle to comprehend their own child’s autism. Now, as his student confronts the reality of working with neuro-diverse people, Charles sets about repairing his own story. Inspired by his student’s art, Charles learns to see the world around him anew, to make peace with the past, and to incorporate new ways of listening and connecting with the people he loves.
Filmmaker Corrie Duryee talked with our Gadi Elkon about her history of adapting novels, having a strong female led team, the wonderful community in the North West, her amazing cast and crew for Language Arts and much more!
Interview with Filmmaker Corrie Duryee:
Language Arts is now streaming in the U.S. and Canada on Apple TV, iTunes, Microsoft, Prime Video, Spectrum, Vimeo and VUDU; and is coming soon on Google Play and YouTube.