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The Into Film Recommends podcast highlights some of our favourite new DVD releases, with separate episodes for primary and secondary audiences. The podcasts feature conversations with our expert film curation team as they delve into key themes, topics and subjects of a range of films, and suggest how the titles can be used in discussions, debates and in a classroom setting.
This month's episode for primary audiences looks at Disney's universe-spanning adventure A Wrinkle in Time, useful for discussing curriculum subjects including English literature, mathematics, PSHE and science, and other topics such as family, anti-bullying, growing up, space and planets, and storytelling.
Thirteen-year-old Meg must travel throughout the universe to find her father who has been missing for four years.
Age group7–14 years
This month's episode for secondary audiences looks at two films.
The first, likeable high-school drama Love, Simon, is useful for discussing curriculum subjects including English literature, ICT, media studies and PSHE, and other topics such as LGBT life, family, friendships, love and relationships, growing up, and school life.
The Love, Simon discussion begins at 00.25.
A closeted gay teenager strikes up an online relationship with one of his peers, helping both towards coming out to their friends and families.
Age group11+ years
Secondly, hard-hitting documentary The Rape of Recy Taylor is useful for discussing subjects including citizenship, film studies, history, law, media studies and politics, and topics such as crime and punishment, campaigns and revolutions, racism and prejudice, abuse, historical figures, gender representation, and equality.
The Rape of Recy Taylor discussion begins at 12.00.
Documentary exploring the quest for justice after the rape of an African-American woman in 1944, led by NAACP’s chief investigator Rosa Parks.
Age group16+ years
All three films discussed on this month's episodes are playing in the Into Film Festival in November, with all tickets completely free to book. If you're unable to attend a screening, the films are also available for Into Film Club leaders to order from our catalogue.
Can't wait until then? We have over 40 previous episodes for you to discover on our Into Film Recommends podcast channel, exploring primary titles such as Kubo and the Two Strings, Phantom Boy, Trolls, Moana, Captain Underpants, Coco and Wonder, and secondary titles including Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Edge of Seventeen, A Monster Calls, Lion, Get Out, Your Name and The Post, plus many more.
A selection of films exploring and celebrating issues and discussion points surrounding LGBT history around the world.
No. of films18
A collection of some of the most important documentary films from throughout cinema history.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films31
With Disney's sci-fi blockbuster 'A Wrinkle in Time' hitting cinemas, we look at ten more films which celebrate sibling adventures.
Reading time 5 mins
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