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When I was doing my education degree, many years ago, a wise professor told us that if we ever planned on showing a theatrical movie in a class, we were to be absolutely sure that we sat through the whole thing first. Because a few people had their careers ruined, or at least damaged, by not realizing a nude scene lurked in the midst of a historical epic.I was told not only this but to watch that particular tape (back in VHS days) if you rented it. Apparently there was a prank going around to rent a kids' movie fast forward about 1/4 the way through, cover up the "hole" with tape, and dub either the most graphic scene from an R or X rated movie.
But in this case? What possible justification could there be for showing this particular film? What subject would it fit under?
Showing movies in my district is very difficult. Even the movie we showed on Field day (1/2 day outside/1/2 day goofing around inside) had to be educational. We always showed a musical the kids had to watch for music class. The only "fun" movie days were the last day of each term.
There were several potential problems
1. Copyright - The school had to buy the higher priced tapes that were meant for rental or showing to groups that included licencing to show to large groups or for video rental stores. There were always stories of studios (usually Disney) taking schools to court over movies shown at school or movie night fundraisers. That might have been urban legend.
2. Parent objections - I'm just south of the bible belt and it seems to be slipping down here. There are parents that object to say any movie made by Disney for political or religious reasons.
3. Movies rated PG or higher (US ratings) require a permission slip. Have you tried to find a movie elementary kids will watch post say 1980 that is G. Frozen a little kids' movie was rated PG. It is my understanding that many of the 1970s kids movies rated G then (Apple Dumpling Gang, Candleshoe, Escape to Witch Mountain) would be rated PG today under current rules because the grown ups are the bad guys and the kids put one over on them. (I could have sworn that was the theme of every book, TV show, and Movie I love when I was a kid)
Siamesecat - I'm shocked netflix wasn't blocked by the school's filters.
No filters if they are using their data plan, only on wifi.