Status: Released March 2012
Director: Tony Kaye
Screenplay: Carl Lund
Producers: Austin Stark, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou, Bingo Gubelmann, Greg Shapiro
Executive Producers: Adrien Brody, Marco Frigeri, Andre LaPort, Peter Sterling
Cast Includes: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson, Bryan Cranston, William Petersen, Betty Kaye, Sami Gayle
Director Tony Kaye (American History X, Lake Of Fire) creates a unique and stylized portrait of the American education system through the eyes of substitute teacher Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Henry wanders in and out of students’ lives, imparting knowledge where he can in the short time he has with them. When a new assignment places him at a failing public school, Henry’s insular world is slowly exposed by the teachers, students and administrators he meets. Kaye has molded a contemporary vision of people who become increasingly distant from others while still feeling the need to connect.