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      Heart of Stone

      Released Jul 17, 2009 1h 24m Documentary List
      100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 100% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A high school principal in an inner city works with Jewish alumni and local gangs to restore safety to their school. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Leba Hertz San Francisco Chronicle Director Beth Toni Kruvant hits incredible highs and a shocking low as she explores the cultures of past and present student bodies that come together in a common cause. Rated: 3/4 Oct 30, 2009 Full Review Ty Burr Boston Globe Heart of Stone is a heartbreaker: a documentary about an inner-city high school that shows how hard, how necessary, and how infinitely rewarding it can be to open doors for kids who didn't know they were there. Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 22, 2009 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times Heart of Stone is a portrait of a dedicated man -- smart, articulate, strong and tough-minded yet warm and compassionate, willing and able to reach out and communicate with his students on an individual basis. Rated: 4/5 Aug 14, 2009 Full Review Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru A captivating, poignant and inspirational documentary that finds just the right balance between entertaining the audience and provoking them intellectually. Rated: 9.35/10 Jul 20, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This is easily one of the most inspiring and poignant movies (not just documentaries) I have seen in many a year. The depiction of one man's quest to bring good from a hell hole of a high school populated by tough yet hopeless kids from the one of the roughest neighborhoods in the US is inspirational. The dialog and footage of Ron Stone and his students is memorable and insightful. The interplay of the alumni association and their quest to do good is remarkable--how people who have little but history and no other vested interest try to make a difference in the lives of the far less fortunate is quite gratifying. The footage of Newark of yesterday and today bring into focus the vivid contrasts of the people of this neighborhood (or hood). The students featured in the film are people one begins to both like, understand and cheer for as they go through life. This is a film not to be missed, and in my opinion should be must see for high school and college students and their families. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A high school principal in an inner city works with Jewish alumni and local gangs to restore safety to their school.
      Director
      Beth Toni Kruvant
      Producer
      Beth Toni Kruvant
      Production Co
      Good Footage Productions, Inc.
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 17, 2009, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 20, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 24m
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