|aEducating Rita|h[videorecording] /|cColumbia Pictures ; [presented by] Acorn Pictures ; produced and directed by Lewis Gilbert ; screenplay by Willy Russell.
|aCulver City, Calif. :|bColumbia Pictures,|c
|a1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased on the stage play by Willy Russell.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 1983.
|aRun time: approx. 111 min.
|aRegion 1, widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital, mastered in High Definition.
|aDirector of photography, Frank Watts ; editor, Garth Craven ; music composed, performed, and arranged by David Hentschel.
|aMichael Caine, Julie Walters.
|aRita, a young working-class woman in Liverpool, desperately wants an education. She enrolls in literature tutorials at a British university to escape from her dreary life as a hairdresser, as well as a confining existence at home with a husband who wants her to choose motherhood over education. Her professor is Frank Bryant, a disillusioned, alcoholic English professor who encourages his students to forsake dead poetry and enjoy life. As Rita is transformed into a free spirit, Frank is forced to confront his own life.
|aClosed-captioned; English or French soundtracks; optional English or French subtitles.