Movies

Movie: Dead Poets Society

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir

Writer: Tom Schulman

Actors: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke

Plot: Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil Perry, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and is changed for life.

Movie: Good Will Hunting

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant

Writers: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Actors: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Plot: A touching tale of a wayward young man who struggles to find his identity, living in a world where he can solve any problem, except the one brewing deep within himself, until one day he meets his soul mate who opens his mind and his heart.

Movie: Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story

The movie is adapted from a true story showing how a hard-working girl struggled against the fate.

Director: Peter Levin

Writer: Ronni Kern

Actors: Thora Birch, Michael Riley, Robert Bockstael

Plot: Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.