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THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX

The Education of Shelby Knox

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Education of Shelby Knox
USA / 2005 / 76 min
DIRECTOR:
Marion Lipshutz & Rose Rosenblatt
A compelling portrait of the political awakening of an energetic 15-year old girl.

Shelby Knox is a 15-year old girl from Lubbock, Texas, who doesn't easily take no for an answer. With energy and passionate commitment she challenges her school and the whole town to admit sexual education in schools, as well as equal rights for homosexuals. But in a very religious and conservative town, such as Lubbock, where the only way to conduct outside marriage is abstention, she encounters roadblocks at every turn. THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX paints a compelling and inspiring portrait of one girl's political awakening.

Marion Lipshutz & Rose Rosenblatt

Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt are partners in the New York City production company InCite Pictures/Cine Qua Non. Their work includes LIVE FREE OR DIE (2000) about a small-town abortion provider; THE TRENCHCOAT GANG (2003) about the most successful bank robbers in U.S. history; THE ABORTION PILL (1997), about the history of, and controversy over the French drug RU-486; and FATHERHOOD USA (1998).