|aA touch of greatness|h[videorecording] /|cdirected by Leslie Sullivan.
|a[New York, NY] :|bFirst Run Features,|c2004.
|a1 videodisc (54 min.) :|bsd., col., b&w ;|c4 3/4 in
|aSpecial features: filmaker biographies, two never before seen released original films from the 1960's, photo stills.
|aEditor, Bernadine Colish ; director of photography, David Mansfield.
|aA touch of greatness is an inspiring, joyous film about a brilliant, unorthodox teacher and the students whose lives he influenced. An elementary school teacher for more than twenty years and a pioneer in teacher education, Albert Cullum galvanized students, shook up parents, and blew the roof off the system. Through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play, Cullum championed a radical educational philosophy that spoke directly to his student's hearts. Weaving remarkable black and white footage of Mr. Cullum's pupils' performances and classroom activities (photographed by Robert Downey Sr., the director of the 60's independent classic Putney Swope) and rare archival television broadcasts, this is a portrait of a maverick teacher who transformed a generation of young people by enabling them to discover their own inner greatness.
|aPoetry|xStudy and teaching (Elementary) |zUnited States.
|aDrama in education.
|aLiterature|xStudy and teaching (Elementary) |zUnited States.
|aDrama|xStudy and teaching (Elementary) |zUnited States.
|aElementary school teachers|zNew York (State) |zNew York |vCase studies.