The Tallgrass Film Association presents the Wichita premiere of LESSON PLAN Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 pm at the Forum Events Center (147 S. Hillside, Former Hillside Baptist Church.)
Screened at more than a dozen festivals across the country LESSON PLAN tells the story of the Third Wave classroom experiment as told by the original students and teacher Ron Jones. In spring 1967, Palo Alto, CA history teacher Ron Jones conducted an experiment with his class of 15 year-olds to sample the experience and attraction and rise of the Nazis in Germany before World War II. In a matter of days, the experiment began to spiral out of control, as those attracted to the movement became aggressive. This story serves as a teaching tool, to facilitate discussion of those uncomfortable topics of history, psychology, group behavior, intolerance and hate.
“This film encompasses what independent film is all about and we’re really proud to be showcasing the work of emerging directors like Philip Carr Neel who makes his directorial debut with this film,” said TFA Director of Acquisitions Shan Jabara. Carr Neel was a student in the experiment who decided to tell the first-hand account of this world-renowned story some forty years later. “The film tells the story of a radical, real-life experience – it’s not only a time piece but also a fascinating example of the timeless difficulties of being a young adult faced with peer pressures and the stresses of conformity.”
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Tallgrass Film Association
Founded in 2003, Tallgrass Film Association fosters an appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the international medium of film.