It's Elementary


1h 18m 1996

Brief Synopsis

The filmmakers visited classrooms from kindergarten through high school interviewing kids, teachers, and school administrators. What they found is a group of very courageous people putting their jobs on the line to help combat the hate and prejudice children are being taught at such a very early age

Film Details

Also Known As
It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues In School
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
1996

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m

Synopsis

The filmmakers visited classrooms from kindergarten through high school interviewing kids, teachers, and school administrators. What they found is a group of very courageous people putting their jobs on the line to help combat the hate and prejudice children are being taught at such a very early age. It comes as no surprise that the major source for their learning of damaging stereotypes is from television and the movies. The climate of fear is so intense in some of these school districts that even the straight teachers are nervous about teaching these subjects for fear of being labeled gay or lesbian and losing their jobs. It is mostly up to the married teachers who are in a secure position to create change among the students. And change they are creating!

Film Details

Also Known As
It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues In School
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
1996

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 24, 1996

Released in United States October 24, 1996

Shown at Cinequest 1998: The San Jose Film Festival January 29 -

Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival March 13-27, 1997.

Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 5-15, 1997.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 21-30, 1996.

16mm

rtg MPAA NONE

February 4, 1998.

Released in United States Fall October 24, 1996

Released in United States October 24, 1996 (Nuart; Los Angeles)