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The Marva Collins Story
The Marva Collins Story
Actors: Ed Asner, Dianne Kirksey, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Cicely Tyson, Marsha Warfield
Director: Peter Levin
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
UR     2008     1hr 42min

No Description Available. Genre: Feature Film Urban Drama Rating: UN Release Date: 15-JAN-2008 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: Ed Asner, Dianne Kirksey, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Cicely Tyson, Marsha Warfield
Director: Peter Levin
Creators: Don Birnkrant, Fred Karlin
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/15/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Perhaps the best TV movie I ever saw
Hilmantel | Gaithersburg, MD United States | 12/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie tells the true story of an African-American teacher who opted out of the public school system and succeeded with kids who everyone said could never succeed. An inspiring modern day "Horatio Alger" story of achievement and the overcoming of obstacles. What happens when failure is not an option."
Best Educational Movie Ever
L. Wilson | Chicago, IL | 09/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Thanks to this movie and her books, I had the privilege of working in her Milwaukee and Chicago schools, being trained directly by her in early 1999-2000. She's the real deal, and it's sad that her school has closed, but the legend will live on if educators start adopting her methodology. Thanks Marva."
S. C. OBrien | Oregon | 01/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must-watch for just about anyone. It's a very inspiring true story that makes you want to cheer or cry or both! Watch by yourself to see what determination can produce. Watch it with your kids to show them the power of independent thinking and learning beyond the basics. And watch it with a loved one/partner to show what support for one another can bring.

For everyone, this is a marvelous example of how your beliefs shape your reality. When one woman wouldn't accept the conventional wisdom of her time and place and instead followed her own, she changed the world for countless children and their families.

Yes, this made-for-TV production is not as impressive as a full-up theater production. But passionate acting by Cicely Tyson with a good supporting cast will tug at your heartstrings and stir your hopes for the next generation. Buy it, and share it with everyone in your family!"
The Marva Collins Story
Elaine T. Maher | Houston, TX | 05/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If only the teachers of today could use the method of teaching Marva Collins used. Unfortunatly "touching, patting, kissing on the cheek or contact of any kind" would be grounds for dismissal. I am not a teacher but use Marva's principles on the people I work with, my family and even my dogs. I don't have children, but if I did, I would use her teaching method on them as well. This is an EXCELLENT story and insight on how to "connect" with children. If you have the opportunity to see this movie it will better your life in so many ways. You really need to watch Marva's style and how she gets across to her students. It will be worth your while and be a movie you'll never forget."