It’s September, which means that Class (is) In Session at Pizza and a Movie Night.
Here were the choices:
And the winner was…
Dead Poet’s Society
PG | | 1989
Here’s what the teen audience had to say…
FINAL RATING: 7 out of 8 slices
Every PaaM night, we ask our teens to give us their honest reviews of the winning movie. We then select voices that capture the range of opinions and critiques. Read what Benzion, Lily, Shaniyah and Isaac had to say about the Robin Williams classic.
Choose three words to describe the movie.
Benzion: Inspirational, passionate, rollercoaster
Lily: Funny white guys
Shaniya: Universal, relatable, awe-inspiring
Isaac: Emotional, anticipating, passionate
What was your favorite scene? Bonus: Why? **SPOILER ALERT!**
Benzion: The very last scene in which the students overcome their fears of the establishment and tradition, standing up for their captain. It’s super meaningful in that it shows that Neil’s death wasn’t completely wasted, since his friends ultimately learned from Robin William’s character.
Lily: I liked when the boys put on a Midsummer Nights Dream play because I played a role in my middle school’s Midsummer Nights Dream.
Shaniya: Well I have many there was just so much to love, but one of them is the scene in the court yard when there are three students marching in front of the class. Eventually, the three boys are marching in unison and the class claps together, which really says a lot about how easy and willing you can be to conform.
Isaac: When all the students stood up for Keith the English teacher because it shows a sense of respect as he leaves, which shows the original members of the Dead Poet’s Society. (I also liked the scene of the students showing the yearbook to Keith).
Would you recommend this to a friend? Why or why not?
Benzion: I would reccomend this movie to a friend because I believe one of the most important and difficult things to do as a high-school student is to find sometimes that they are truly passionate about and love to do. And this movie covers that conflict in a very realistic and engaging manner.
Lily: I would recommend this to a friend because some of the scenes were really unique and special which stood out to me. I really enjoyed watching the confrontation with the principal was a powerful scene.
Shaniyah: For sure because I feel like it has a good message that everyone and anyone can understand if they wanted to, they can have a deeper development and concept of the movie.
Isaac: Yes, one of my friends love poetry and she would love this movie even if she already most likely watched it.
Join us for the next FREE Pizza and a Movie!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:
Seating is limited, so you must lay claim to your seat & slice by selecting “Free Ticket- RSVP HERE” on the Pizza and a Movie event page at teens.artsconnection.org/paam/ Fill in your information and you will receive a reminder email the day before the event. Please let us know exactly how many people you’ll be bringing. If you have any questions, feel free to email Briana, Assistant Teen Programs Manager at
PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event.