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Chalk Penned by two ex-instructors, this mockumentary examines what transpires in a teachers' lounge. Chalk's humor is dry when drawing on...ChalkDrama, ComedyPT85MPG-13 Penned by two ex-instructors, this mockumentary examines what transpires in a teachers' lounge. Chalk's humor is dry when drawing on...2007-09-28Arts Alliance America

Chalk

Genre: Drama, Comedy; Starring: Chris Mass, Troy Schremmer; Director: Mike Akel; Author: Mike Akel; Release Date Limited: 04/11/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 85; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Arts Alliance America

Penned by two ex-instructors, this mockumentary examines what transpires in a teachers’ lounge. Chalk’s humor is dry when drawing on stereotypes — like a coach’s claim that ”not all PE teachers are gay” — but the film also purveys true pedagogical gems: Painfully aware of their role-model status, the educators must justify their own shortcomings when confronted with failure, or worse, that of their students. EXTRAS Commentary from the creative team and ”My Most Inspirational Teacher” essays from the cast and crew earn extra credit. A-