THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX
Rose Rosenblatt, Marion Lipschutz (USA)
The Education of Shelby Knox is a coming of age story about a teenage
girl who joins a campaign for comprehensive sex education in the high
schools of Lubbock, Texas. As Shelby is swept into the fight, she
begins to question her deeply conservative Southern Baptist upbringing.
When the campaign broadens to include a fight for a gay-straight alliance,
Shelby confronts her family and her pastor, in the end declaring herself
a feminist and a liberal Christian.
Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt are partners in Incite Pictures
and Cine Qua Non. Most recently they produced The Trenchcoat Gang
for Court TV, about the most successful bank robbers in US history.
Their film Live Free or Die, the story of Wayne Goldner, a doctor
from Bedford, New Hampshire who was banned from teaching in his children‚s
schools because he provides abortions, aired on POV. They have also
produced Fatherhood USA, a PBS mini-series exploring contemporary
fatherhood, and The Abortion Pill, about the history and controversy
over the French drug RU486.
Beginning her career teaching video production in New York City schools
and working on projects about early American cinema, Marion Lipschutz
started producing and directing with the award-winning Hard Choices,
about a "rustbelt" steel town devastated by the closing
of its local mill. She worked for HBO on several America Undercover
shows and the Real Sex series.
Rose Rosenblatt trained as a writer and editor, beginning with the
Emmy award-winning series Lifeline, which aired on NBC. She wrote
several National Endowment for the Humanities scripts, including The
Two Worlds of Angelita. She edited Mandela in America (1990) and then
launched her producing/directing career with Rights and Wrongs (PBS),
a series chronicling human rights abuses around the world.
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