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Dead Poets Society

Director: Peter Weir
Producer: Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas
Screenwriter: Tom Schulman
Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Dylan Kussman, Allelon Ruggiero, Norman Lloyd, James Waterston, Kurtwood Smith, Carla Belver, Leon Pownall, George Martin, Joe Aufiery, Matt Carey, Kevin Cooney, Jane Moore, Lara Flynn Boyle, Colin Irving, Alexandra Powers
MPAA Rating: PG
Year of Release: 1989
Released on Video: 01/01/90

Prep school student Todd Anderson suffers in the shadow of his roommate and his elder brother, who was the valedictorian of his class. But inspired by an English teacher who urges his charges to break with the status quo by introducing them to the ancient tradition of the Dead Poets Society, Todd learns to see himself in a new light.

Ask Yourself:

- How did Todd think negatively of himself?
- How, do you think, was this character able to let go of self-doubts?
- Imagine yourself as Todd when he let go of his negative beliefs.
- What distorted thoughts about yourself are dropping away as you “become” him?
- How does this feel?
- How do you see yourself and your environment now?