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The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 June 2005 (USA)
A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.
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Yvonne Caudillo ...
Herself
Shelby Knox ...
Herself
Rene Maquilleur ...
Himself (as Rene Caudillo)
Amanda Noble ...
Herself
Ricky Waite ...
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A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.

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A well made, if strident documentary.
26 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film definitely takes the side of it's heroine, which is fine, since the documentary is really about her and her views of the issues, rather than the issues themselves. The camera work is truly exceptional, and some of the more candid shots arrive at particularly choice points in the narrative. A fine example of this would Ms. Knox's stand against the startling, and personal statement made by the super-intendant of the board of education toward her. Her defense, though is some how made a little less valid by the only flawed piece of editing (my opinion), in how the epilogue handles the man's guilt concerning an affair he had whilst on the job as a sort of 'told you so' moment. Over-all though a nicely handled documentary of an interesting true-life coming of age story.


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