Thursday, January 25, 2007

Don't I suffer enough?

Got this in the email at work today. I won't break down the door to go...but maybe I will (the price is right). I don't do inspriational.

In appreciation of teachers across the nation who give endlessly and enrich the lives of so many students, AMC Theatres and Paramount Pictures are offering teachers an exclusive opportunity to see the highly acclaimed inspirational film, Freedom Writers, free of charge. All teachers (a) throughout the U.S. are invited to visit an AMC theatre Friday, Jan. 26, through Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, to receive one free ticket to any showing of the film during that time. The offer is valid exclusively at all participating theatres in the AMC system including: AMC Loews theatres, AMC Star theatres, AMC Magic Johnson theatres and AMC Cineplex Odeon theatres (check local listings for film availability and show times).

"We are pleased to partner with our friends at Paramount to welcome teachers across the country to a free showing of Freedom Writers, said Peter C. Brown, Chairman and CEO, AMC Entertainment Inc. "We at AMC are indebted to all teachers for the selfless work they do to motivate, teach and encourage our children. In turn, we hope this will help express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all that they do,
often with very little 'thanks' in return."

Inspirational-teacher stuff is either glurge (God, but I hated Mr. Holland's Opus) or great teacher works against horrendous administration (Dangerous Minds, or Dead Poets Society, which I actually adore, perhaps because I saw it before I became a teacher). The message is that, to succeed as a teacher, one must fight the hopelessly flawed system. I'm not positive that's accurate.


tommyspoon said...

Dude, it's a free movie. Go have some popcorn and chill for a couple of hours. And then report back here with a appropriately snarky review. ;-)

Joe said...

Dude, it's a free movie. How often do you get the chance to walk out of a movie and not regret losing your $8? ;-)

It's a nice gesture, anyway. Why don't all the Oscar nominees do something similar?

Shannin said...

I'd go see a free movie... There are a lot out now that I really want to see.