The Education of Shelby Knox

When Shelby Knox joins a campaign for better sex education in high schools, she begins to question her deeply conservative Southern Baptist upbringing.

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Series
POV
Premiere Date
June 21, 2005
Length
90 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    2005 Sundance Film Festival-American Excellence in Cinematography Award, Documentary
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    2005 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW)-Audience Award (Lone Star States)
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    2005 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival -Emerging Pictures Audience Award
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    2005 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival -Women in Leadership Award
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    2005 Sonoma Valley Film Festival-Jury Prize
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    2005 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival-Jury Prize, Best Documentary
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    2005 Council On Foundations-Henry Hampton Award
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    2005 Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival -Audience Award
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    2005 Playboy Foundation -Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award
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    Producer

    Marion Lipschutz

    Marion Lipschutz is a producer, director and writer. After meeting Rose Rosenblatt while working on The Human Language, a series about linguistics, she and Rose formed Incite Pictures and Cine Qua Non, a not-for-profit. With Rose, Marion has co-directed The Abortion Pill, about the controversy over the French drug RU 486; Fatherhood USA, a PBS Show more miniseries exploring contemporary fatherhood; and Live Free or Die, the story of a Bedford, New Hampshire doctor banned from teaching in his children's schools because he provides abortions. Live Free or Die aired on POV in 2000, as did The Education of Shelby Knox. Marion and Rose also produced four shows in a series about Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and The Trenchcoat Gang for truTV, about the two most successful bank robbers in U.S. history. Marion is a part-time teacher at the New School in New York City. Show less

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    Rose Rosenblatt

    Rose Rosenblatt wears multiple hats as a producer, director, and editor. In 1991, she formed Incite Pictures/Cine Qua Non with Marion Lipschutz and together they have produced long format documentaries on social and cultural issues. Projects include: The Education of Shelby Knox— Sundance FF (Best Cinematography), SXSW (Audience Award), Full Frame, Show more Miami Gay and Lesbian FF (Jury Prize) Human Rights Watch FF (POV 2005); Live Free or Die— Human Rights Watch FF, Woodstock FF (POV 2000); Fatherhood USA (PBS 1998); The Abortion Pill (PBS 1997); The Trenchcoat Gang, truTV (2003); and Code Blue: New Orleans on The Learning Channel (2001). Recently Rose was the script consultant and editor for Body and Soul, nominated for Best Short Documentary category for the Academy Awards. Show less

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    The Film

    Texas teenager Shelby Knox joins a youth group on a campaign for better sex education in Lubbock high schools. 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 must finally confront her family and a local youth pastor in this coming of age story.

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