The Revisionaries (DVD)

Directed by Scott Thurman

Release Year: 2012
Running Time: 83
UPC: 7 38329 10492 4
Close Caption: Yes
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English [audio]
$29.95 $17.97 (40% off) Buy DVD
Only ships to US & Canada
Booking Inquiry
Cast
Ron Wetherington
Kathy Miller
Cynthia Dunbar
Don McLeroy

Crew
Directed by Scott Thurman

In Austin, Texas, fifteen people influence what is taught to the next generation of American children. Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook standards for its nearly 5 million schoolchildren. And when it comes to textbooks, what happens in Texas affects the nation as a whole.

Don McLeroy, a dentist, Sunday school teacher, and avowed young-earth creationist, leads the Religious Right charge. After briefly serving on his local school board, McLeroy was elected to the Texas State Board of Education and later appointed chairman. During his time on the board, McLeroy has overseen the adoption of new science and history curriculum standards, drawing national attention and placing Texas on the front line of the so-called "culture wars."

In his last term, McLeroy, aided by Cynthia Dunbar, an attorney from Houston and professor of Law at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, finds himself not only fighting to change what Americans are taught, but also fighting to retain his seat on the board. Challenged by Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, and Ron Wetherington, an anthropology professor from Southern Methodist University in Texas, McLeroy faces his toughest term yet.

THE REVISIONARIES follows the rise and fall of some of the most controversial figures in American education through some of their most tumultuous intellectual battles.

New York Times' Critics' Pick.

"A solid entry in the chronicles of the culture wars [evolution vs. creationism], this is recommended" - Video Librarian, 3 stars

"The Revisionaries is a gripping and important film for anyone who cares about the future of public education." - Chris Vognar, Dallas News Pop Culture Blog

"Of all the scary movies you may see this month, none will be more chilling than Scott Thurman's documentary about the Texas State Board of Education." - Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

"An alarming, hilarious documentary ..." - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

"The scariest horror film seen in a long time." - Harry Knowles, Aintitcool News

  • Winner 2014 Dupont Award
    Winner - Independent Lens Audience Award
    Best Documentary Feature Nominee Tribeca Film Festival
    Official Selection Hot Docs

Interested in bringing The Revisionaries 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 or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

The Revisionaries 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 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 Sep. 20 2019 at 1:16pm
RT' @FilmLinc': It's the final weekend to see LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY (w/ Q&As!), THE LOAD, and TONI MORRISON: THE…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 20 2019 at 12:04pm
RT' @ziggystarlog': "Money makes the world go ’round but it doesn’t always tell you which movies are the best, and Sweet Charity is everythin…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 20 2019 at 8:05am
@TheWidowTillane' @BFI' Dang autocorrect.
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2019 at 9:56pm
RT' @Cinemark': Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky travel the globe to document the impact humans have ma…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2019 at 4:13pm
@BFI Screen captures via' @DVDBeaver'!
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2019 at 4:13pm
Voted #6 on the' @BFI’s' list of the greatest British films of all time, Ealing Studios' KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS sta…' https://t.co/S1CTpblUhF'
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2019 at 3:19pm
RT' @SIFFnews': French Cinema Now highlight ⭐ Starring the versatile Adèle Haenel (#PortraitMovie) and' @MarmaiPio', THE TROUBLE WITH YOU (@Kin…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2019 at 1:36pm
RT' @anthropocene': “We should never forget our power and our obligation to be involved [...] and in building that brighter future for our ch…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2019 at 12:29pm
RT' @cinematrans': Happy to get to write on Chained for Life that is our via' @KinoLorber' and the insane 1952 film it shares the same name wit…
'@KinoLorber' on Sep. 19 2019 at 11:00am
RT' @SunJabbi': Some recent beauty' @KinoLorber' pick ups from' @sunriserecords' !' https://t.co/72kgprBDD1'
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 dninh@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