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The Resource Nursery university, an Argyle Productions film ; in association with Elementary Films ; a film by Marc H. Simon and Matthew Makar ; directed, produced & written by Marc H. Simon ; co-directed & produced by Matthew Makar, (videorecording)

Nursery university, an Argyle Productions film ; in association with Elementary Films ; a film by Marc H. Simon and Matthew Makar ; directed, produced & written by Marc H. Simon ; co-directed & produced by Matthew Makar, (videorecording)

Label
Nursery university
Title
Nursery university
Statement of responsibility
an Argyle Productions film ; in association with Elementary Films ; a film by Marc H. Simon and Matthew Makar ; directed, produced & written by Marc H. Simon ; co-directed & produced by Matthew Makar
Contributor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If you thrill to the sight of a preschool teacher bringing an investment banker to his knees, then this film is for you. Following five Manhattan families as they navigate the cutthroat competition for elite nursery school spots for their pampered progeny, this documentary shows that, in New York City at least, exclusivity breeds contentment. There are tears, hysterics and breakdowns--and that's just the parents! There are also seminars, admissions consultants, school visits, interviews, and a year-long preschool applications process--which, as several school officials point out--don't really matter, since the high number of applicants actually forces them to give away spots via lotteries. While the parents may believe these nursery schools are the first step toward Ivy League admittance, the film exposes both the absurdity of the process and genuine parental anxiety for those wanting the best for their kids
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Supervising editor & editor, Miki Watanabe Milmore ; editor, Tom Patterson ; cinematographer, Samiel Henriques, Bob Richman ; music by Chris Hajian
Date time place
Originally produced as a documentary in 2008
Dewey number
372.21/6097471
Intended audience
Not rated
LC call number
LB1140.245.N49
LC item number
N87 2009
PerformerNote
Commentators, Dr. Harold Kopelewicz, Victoria Goldman, Gabriella Rowe, Amanda Uhry, Dr. Hirsh-Passek, Dr. Golinkoff, Sam Roberts, Charles Gasparino, Patti Wollman, Roxanna Reid, Wendy Levey, Ellen Cerniglia, Jean Rosenberg, Gregory Forte, Carissa Sachs, Ruth Summer Keller.children: Juliana, Jackson, Kieron, Francesca and Gian, Layla; parents: Tony & Cynthia, Heidi & Roddy, Kim & Kris, Aleta St. James, Sneha & Wyatt
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Simon, Marc H.
  • Makar, Matthew
  • Argyle Productions (Firm)
  • Elementary Films, LLC
  • Docurama (Firm)
  • New Video Group
Runtime
90
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Preschool children
  • Education, Preschool
  • Nursery schools
  • Social status
  • Social classes
  • Child rearing
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Nursery university, an Argyle Productions film ; in association with Elementary Films ; a film by Marc H. Simon and Matthew Makar ; directed, produced & written by Marc H. Simon ; co-directed & produced by Matthew Makar, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (16 min.); Hamptons International Film Festival Q & A (5 min.); Margaret Mead Festival Q & A (8 min.); Tips from the experts: Advice for getting into nursery school (10 min.); Audio commentary with the filmmakers [optional]; Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Filmmaker bios [text feature]; About Docurama [text feature]
  • For specific features see interactive menu
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening -- Nursery University -- Meet Juliana, Jackson and Kieron -- Nursery school frenzy -- The parents strategize -- Meet Aleta St. James and the twins -- Nursery school admission seminars -- Roxanna and Kim -- Call for applications -- Meet Layla -- Applications and essays -- School tours, lotteries, and open houses -- Early intervention -- Interviews and play dates -- Heidi's dilemma -- The letters arrive -- The first day of school -- End credits
Control code
sky231751376
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.)
Isbn
9781422937532
Lccn
be2009017208
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
jp 01/17
Other control number
767685154885
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NNVG154881
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)403892914
  • .o11393798
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Nursery university, an Argyle Productions film ; in association with Elementary Films ; a film by Marc H. Simon and Matthew Makar ; directed, produced & written by Marc H. Simon ; co-directed & produced by Matthew Makar, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (16 min.); Hamptons International Film Festival Q & A (5 min.); Margaret Mead Festival Q & A (8 min.); Tips from the experts: Advice for getting into nursery school (10 min.); Audio commentary with the filmmakers [optional]; Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Filmmaker bios [text feature]; About Docurama [text feature]
  • For specific features see interactive menu
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening -- Nursery University -- Meet Juliana, Jackson and Kieron -- Nursery school frenzy -- The parents strategize -- Meet Aleta St. James and the twins -- Nursery school admission seminars -- Roxanna and Kim -- Call for applications -- Meet Layla -- Applications and essays -- School tours, lotteries, and open houses -- Early intervention -- Interviews and play dates -- Heidi's dilemma -- The letters arrive -- The first day of school -- End credits
Control code
sky231751376
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.)
Isbn
9781422937532
Lccn
be2009017208
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
jp 01/17
Other control number
767685154885
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NNVG154881
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)403892914
  • .o11393798
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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