Words and Pictures

June 26, 214
Directed by: Fred Schepisi; Starring: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison; Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance; Age: + 12; Time: 111 min
Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus laments his students’ obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter, who was once celebrated for her art. With a performance review looming and his teaching job on the line, Jack hatches a plan for galvanizing student interest in their studies: he declares a war between Words and Pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina and her art students accept the challenge between Jack and his English students, and the battle lines are drawn…