Approaching the Elephant
Director: Amanda Rose Wilder
Running Time: 89 minutes
Showtime: April 30, 2015 7:00PM
Tickets: Free, open to the public. First come, first serve.
Location: Akron Art Museum
APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT dives head first into the inaugural year of the Teddy McArdle Free School in New Jersey, where all classes are voluntary and rules are determined by vote – adults and children have an equal say. Wilder is there from the beginning to end of the school year, documenting and observing founder Alex Khost and an indelible cast of outspoken young personalities as they form relationships, explore their surroundings and intensely debate rule violations, until it all comes to a head. APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT is a rare, inspired portrait of unfettered childhood.