• Drama
  • Rated: 14,B,PG,K12,PG-13,13,G,12,M,12A
  • Director: Richard Lagravenese
  • Writer: Richard Lagravenese, Freedom Writers, Erin Gruwell
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"Freedom Writers" is inspired by a true story and the diaries of the real Long Beach teenagers after the L.A. riots, during the worst outbreak of interracial warfare. Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank stars as Erin Gruwell, whose passion to become a teacher is soon challenged by a group of Black, Latino, and Asian gangbangers who hate her even more than they hate each other. When Erin begins to listen to them in a way that no other adult has ever done, she begins to understand that for these kids, getting through the day alive is enough- they are not delinquents but teenagers fighting "a war of the streets" that began long before they were born. Erin gives them something they never had from a teacher before- respect. For the first time, these teens experience a hope that maybe they might show the world that their lives matter and they have something to say.
  • Drama
  • Rated: 14,B,PG,K12,PG-13,13,G,12,M,12A
  • Director: Richard Lagravenese
  • Writer: Richard Lagravenese, Freedom Writers, Erin Gruwell

  • Hilary Swank
    Patrick Dempsey
    Scott Glenn
    Imelda Staunton
    April Lee Hernandez
    Deance Wyatt
    Mario
    Vanetta Smith
    John Benjamin Hickey
    Pat Carroll
    Jason Finn
    Hunter Parrish
    Robert Ray Wisdom
    Robert Wisdom
    Kristin Herrera

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  • (2007)

  • Drama
  • Rated: 14,B,PG,K12,PG-13,13,G,12,M,12A
  • Director: Richard Lagravenese
  • Writer: Richard Lagravenese, Freedom Writers, Erin Gruwell
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"Freedom Writers" is inspired by a true story and the diaries of the real Long Beach teenagers after the L.A. riots, during the worst outbreak of interracial warfare. Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank stars as Erin Gruwell, whose passion to become a teacher is soon challenged by a group of Black, Latino, and Asian gangbangers who hate her even more than they hate each other. When Erin begins to listen to them in a way that no other adult has ever done, she begins to understand that for these kids, getting through the day alive is enough- they are not delinquents but teenagers fighting "a war of the streets" that began long before they were born. Erin gives them something they never had from a teacher before- respect. For the first time, these teens experience a hope that maybe they might show the world that their lives matter and they have something to say.

Starring
  • Hilary Swank
    Patrick Dempsey
    Scott Glenn
    Imelda Staunton
    April Lee Hernandez
    Deance Wyatt
    Mario
    Vanetta Smith
    John Benjamin Hickey
    Pat Carroll
    Jason Finn
    Hunter Parrish
    Robert Ray Wisdom
    Robert Wisdom
    Kristin Herrera