Remember how excited you were in school when the final bell rang on the last class of the school year? Remember that feeling of freedom?
Maybe your experience was different, but that bottled-up eager enthusiasm is catching hold of us now because outside of a few final touches, Class Dismissed is ready to be shown to the world!
Our 4-year journey brings us to a magnificent place. Not only is Class Dismissed finished, but it is beautiful.
Okay, it may not be the most visually stunning movie ever made, but it is beautiful in several other ways I took inspiration from Danny Devito. It has heart, it has substance, and it has the potential to change many peoples lives for the better.
Those who have homeschooled will enjoy it. It has many familiar moments and is packed with expert advice and inspiration from both adults and kids. It will give you renewed energy in your journey.
But even more powerful, is the effect Class Dismissed will have on those who are homeschool-curious, those who are homeschool skeptics, and most importantly, those who didn’t even realize they had homeschooling as an option!
Sure, it’s our baby and we are heavily biased, but as part of our editing process we shared rough cuts with test families–ones that we knew we could get an honest opinion from who had little to no exposure to homeschooling. Not only did they enjoy it, but two of the families immediately pulled their children out of school to homeschool them!
If it could have that kind of impact on such a small sample size, we can’t wait to see what it does starting next month. We also shared it with a couple homeschool experts and two homeschooling magazines. Not only did they enjoy it, but they wrote glowing reviews ( we will share them on the site soon).
But now it is your turn to see it. We’ve been working behind-the-scenes to set up a number of private screenings we’d like to invite you to, starting with the West Coast. The premiere will be in LA in the North Hollywood area, but we will also be visiting Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland and Seattle. Both Jeremy & Dustin will be in attendance at all the screenings on this tour, plus many of the people in the film will attend the screenings as well.
To keep tabs on where we will be, visit our screenings page on the official movie site: http://classdismissedmovie.com/see-the-film/private-screenings/
HomeschoolFilm.com will remain our production site and primary way to communicate with the homeschool community outside of our social accounts.
If you live in LA or San Francisco, we’ve already lined up the theaters and you can book your ticket now:
We encourage you to bring along someone from outside the homeschooling community who would benefit from an inside look at what homeschooling is really like, whether it be friends, family, or even strangers. Tickets can only be purchased from our website. You cannot buy tickets from the theaters directly and there will be no tickets available at the door.
For those on the East Coast, we plan on being out there in November. For those in other cities across the US or the world, we are working diligently on solutions for getting screenings in your area. Our volunteers are setting up theater screenings and we will eventually develop a screening pack for homeschool groups.
We thank you for your support, and can now say: we’ll see you at the movies!
Jeremy and Dustin