Heart of Stone (2009)

Heart of Stone


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Before 1960 Weequahic High School (WHS) was known as one of the top schools in America. By 2000 it was one of the most violent schools in the 12th most dangerous city in the country. Heart of Stone is the true story of WHS' quest to return to its former glory.sWhen Ron Stone took over as principal in 2001, gangs ruled the school. Crime and shootings were commonplace and during his first month on the job he watched students engage in a mass brawl in every hallway. Stone knew his work was cut out … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Brainstorm Media


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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.

Full Review… | October 30, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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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.

Full Review… | October 22, 2009
Boston Globe
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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.

Full Review… | August 14, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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Two things keep Heart of Stone from being like every other documentary about a dedicated principal who tries to turn a failed urban high school around.

Full Review… | July 17, 2009
New York Times
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Full Review… | August 24, 2010
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A captivating, poignant and inspirational documentary that finds just the right balance between entertaining the audience and provoking them intellectually.

Full Review… | July 20, 2009
NYC Movie Guru

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