The New Public

Directed by Jyllian Gunther

Year: 2013
Running Time: 87
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Shop Home Video

The New Public

Crew
Writer Jyllian Gunther
Directed by Jyllian Gunther


In fall 2006, former DJ, point guard and teacher turned first-time principal, James O'Brien, opened a small public high school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where 1/3 of residents live below the poverty line and the graduation rate is 40%. With infectious optimism, O'Brien and his team of eight undertook an unconventional approach and ambitious mission: Create a school with an arts-oriented curriculum that also emphasizes self-development, community collaboration and social change. Initially, the buzz from everyone was that this was a dream come true. But conflicts arose when untested idealism was challenged by long-standing realities far bigger than school.

Over four years, this heartfelt verité film follows the journey of students, parents and educators striving to make a difference in the futures of young people whose lives are stark representations of our country's education and opportunity gaps. Through the prism of one inner-city public school, we witness complexities faced by urban public schools and communities everywhere.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD STUDY GUIDE.

"As the country continues to struggle with education reform, it seems obvious that education schools need to change, so that prospective teachers walk into their first classroom knowing how to teach. Maybe THE NEW PUBLIC can help bring about that change." - Joe Nocera, The New York Times

"With humor and nuance, The New Public is inspiring and sobering." - Greg Kauffman, The Nation

"Setting aside political debates over school funding and philosophy to examine one school's real- world experience, Jyllian Gunther's THE NEW PUBLIC...is a fine addition to the larger conversation and has theatrical appeal." - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

Hi-Res Poster

Trailer Embed Code

Hi-Res Trailer

Interested in bringing The New Public to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

The New Public may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
@KinoLorber on May. 24 2017 at 6:54pm
RT @KLStudioClassic: Coming on DVD & BD! "...echoes of ROCKY and DEATH WISH" - Variety Rolling Vengeance (1987) with Don Michael Paul, Lawr…
@KinoLorber on May. 24 2017 at 6:53pm
RT @KLStudioClassic: August 22nd on BD! Brand New 4K Restoration! Walter Hill's The Long Riders (1980) Carradine, Keach & Quaid Brothers -…
@KinoLorber on May. 24 2017 at 5:48pm
The Edmonds Sisters are here! THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE is now newly restored in HD and 3-D. Order it today:… https://t.co/bAIcxSVGuP
@KinoLorber on May. 24 2017 at 5:23pm
RT @LSTMovie: Check out @drpameladee talking #LoveSweatTears on @WTOC11 in Savannah! https://t.co/SGwnFTfgfd https://t.co/oG8HRAiJPo
@KinoLorber on May. 24 2017 at 4:04pm
"Dumont’s most polished work" (@Indiewire), SLACK BAY opens Friday at @MdFilmFestival's new Parkway Theater:… https://t.co/P0jO5Zuq2N
@KinoLorber on May. 24 2017 at 4:02pm
RT @SpectacleNYC: TONITE | 530pm For @SeventhArtStand, the 1st of 2 marathon screenings for Abbas Fahdel's HOMELAND: IRAQ YEAR ZERO! https…
@KinoLorber on May. 24 2017 at 2:45pm
A celebration of life and history, Vanessa Gould's @OBITthefilm opens Friday at @LTDenverCO's Mayan Theatre:… https://t.co/dFi4qXAWci
@KinoLorber on May. 24 2017 at 1:58pm
Attn: #MPLS news junkies! Vanessa Gould's delightful @OBITthefilm opens Friday at @LTMinneapolis's Lagoon Cinema:… https://t.co/rOuoRVEhg2
@KinoLorber on May. 24 2017 at 1:34pm
RT @KLRepertory: Some new artwork for the faux-repertory screwball comedy THE ADVENTURES OF BIFFLE AND SHOOSTER. https://t.co/lWFQK4h3O7 ht…
@KinoLorber on May. 24 2017 at 1:34pm
RT @OBITthefilm: #NYC: join dir. Vanessa Gould this weekend for special Q&As following OBIT. screenings at @cinema_village! https://t.co/TY…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com