I run the high school film club, and my vice principal has asked that I do a middle school enrichment film club for the 7th and 8th graders.
I'm not sure what kind of film I should bring in. The high schoolers view everything from The Sound of Music to Platoon. Where should I take this with middle schoolers???
My goal is to bring in a film that they would NOT go to the theaters to see, but that would be exciting for them to watch. I also want to be able to have a good class discussion about what a good director does and draw parallels with what a good author does (plot and character development, building tension, theme, motif, symbolism, etc.)