Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sundance's 'A Teacher' "Back To School" Contest

With summer coming to a close, what better way to celebrate than getting some of your student loan paid for!  Oscilloscope is using a new and interesting method to promote their Sundance film A TEACHER, directed by Hannah Fidell starring Lindsay Burdge and Will Brittain. They have created a “Back to School” contest where they are offering to help pay down those pesky student loans to celebrate the release of Hannah Fidell’s Sundance and SXSW racy debut "A Teacher.” And now, we want to get the word out about it!

The film opens theatrically in select theater September 6th, and is now available to watch on iTunes and on demand. Oscilloscope productions will be giving $1,000 towards someone’s student loans (or whatever you want to spend it on). This contest is to promote the film on VOD and its theatrical release!

The film explores the tabloid-ready story of a female high school teacher engaging in an affair with a male student…but rather than a steamy exploitation or overwrought melodrama, the film is a skillfully observed psychological tale. If the long-followed saga of Mary Kay Letourneau is any indicator, America’s twisted fascination with attractive women school teachers having affairs with their younger male students is far from over--Enter A Teacher. Coming off of a successful Sundance premiere, the film shines light into the psychological profile of a woman who ends up having sex with her student and how easy it could be to potentially cross that line.  
There are two ways to enter their 'A Teacher' back to school contest:
  • E-mail O-Scope a story of your most memorable teacher crush to Teachers can also take part by e-mailing a story of your hottest student crush. They'll be sharing some of their favorite stories on their Facebook and Twitter pages leading up to the film's theatrical release. They promise to keep your stories anonymous. Or if you'd prefer that they don't post your story, just let them know and O-Scope will respect your privacy -- you can still be in the running without having your story posted.
They'll also be giving away five (5) O-Scope prize packs to their favorite stories.
Haven't had a teacher crush? Or just extremely lazy? That's OK!
  • Just tweet this and you'll be in the running: I’m hot for @ATeacherMovie – now available on demand & digital; in theaters Sept 6!
You can only choose ONE method of entry, and must do it by the end of Wednesday, September 4th to be eligible to win. Spread the word!

A TEACHER-- A young Texas high school teacher’s (Lindsay Burdge) affair with one of her teenage students (Will Brittain) begins as a seemingly innocent fling.  But as the relationship continues, what started off as something simple becomes increasingly complex – and dangerous.  Freshman feature director Hannah Fidell takes us on an emotional roller coaster, as the once-confident teacher’s psyche begins to unravel, revealing the warped emotions that drive her to bond – and attempt to keep – this unusual relationship.  Burdge’s stirringly realistic performance takes us inside the mind of an adult driven to form a taboo connection, but just can’t stop.   
It’s human, and it’s wrong.  And it’s human.

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