Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a whore and brings up her daughter Julie, a high school student, as a loving responsible mother. So, when she becomes aware that Julie's very popular history teacher, Mr Baker, spreads anti-Semitic, racist ideas among his pupils, Leda Beth decides to ask Mr Baker for an explanation. But she comes up against a wall. Nobody in town - Julie less than all others - wants to support her and it looks as if she will have to bring the Board of Education to court. The trouble is that a school dropout and a tramp of her kind does not count for much compared to the holders of knowledge and of morality.
10 April 1988 (USA)
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The Education of Leda Beth Vincent
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
Although the end credits claim that the events and characters are fictitious, the script is based on actual facts that took place in a Canadian town where a history teacher (and former mayor) had used his classes to vilify Jews and denied that Hitler had even ordered the 'Final Solution'. Parents concerned about what their children were learning mounted a successful legal battle to have the teacher fired. See more
Original Music played in Scottie's Tavern composed by 3 Sons Music Group See more