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Comedy, Coming of Age
When Charles Darwin established his law that only the fittest in nature survive, is it possible that he had in mind an American high school? In the likeable Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan's Africa-raised new girl falls in with a popular clique, only to find them more vicious than any jungle cat. This smart and very funny comedy wonders whether you can stay true to yourself and still survive school. It was based on a real-life manual to help parents deal with "Queen Bees and Wannabes" in their children's lives.
A film guide that looks at Pitch Perfect 2, exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
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Inventive 90s comedy, in which Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is relocated to a modern American high school setting.
11+ years 94 mins
Jane Austen's comedy of manners Emma gets a valley girl update as Alicia Silverstone's so-not-an-airhead struggles with love and life.
11+ years 93 mins
The joys and heartbreaks of growing up are beautifully handled in this captivating coming-of-age story that balances emotion with humour.
11–16 years 98 mins
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Actors Olivia Cooke & Anya-Taylor Joy talk about their new movie Thoroughbreds, the fun they had on set, and reveal their take on today's social media society.
Viewing time 4 mins
'Pin Cushion', a powerful anti-bullying film, features in this year's Into Film Festival. Teacher Grace Eardley explains why she recommends it so highly.
Reading time 5 mins
How 'Love, Simon', the first mainstream studio teen movie to feature a gay protagonist, deals with the process of LGBT teenagers coming out in the modern world.
Reading time 6 mins
Our Film Curator Joe attended Edinburgh International Film Festival recently, picking out some brilliant upcoming films, with a focus on identity and wellbeing.
Reading time 8 mins
To mark Roald Dahl Day and the great storyteller's centenary, we explore his wide-reaching influence and consider what sort of films he might be making today.
Reading time 8 mins
Film can be a wonderful tool for developing emotional understanding and mental wellbeing, while the act of filmmaking can provide a powerful means of
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