Resolved

Resolved

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Director: Greg Whiteley

Cast: Greg Whiteley, Sam Iola, Matt Andrews, Louis Blackwell

     
 

Filmmaker Greg Whiteley presents two sides of the current state of high-school debating in this documentary. Matt Andrews and Sam Iola are two students from Highland Park High in Texas who are stars of the school's debating team. Highly rated in nationwide competition, Andrews and Iola are gifted practitioners of a debate style known as See more details below

Overview

Filmmaker Greg Whiteley presents two sides of the current state of high-school debating in this documentary. Matt Andrews and Sam Iola are two students from Highland Park High in Texas who are stars of the school's debating team. Highly rated in nationwide competition, Andrews and Iola are gifted practitioners of a debate style known as "the Flow" -- rather than focusing on a few salient points and supporting them with strong oratory, "the Flow" depends on students amassing a huge amount of factual material and delivering it as quickly as possible, with the sheer bulk of data telling the tale. However, Andrews and Iola also come from a wealthy and well-funded school where they're given the time and resources to collect the information necessary to make "the Flow" work. Meanwhile, Louis Blackwell and Richard Funches represent Long Beach, California's Jordan High, where, with their coach Dave Wiltz, they've turned their back on "the Flow," a system they believe rewards time, money, and rote memorization over genuine talent in presenting an argument. Coming from a primarily African-American high school in a low-income neighborhood, Blackwell and Funches show great linguistic skill and a knack for logical argument, but can their gifts for the fundamentals of debate pay off in a competitive atmosphere that's been dominated by "the Flow" in recent decades? Resolved was screened as part of the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/07/2009
UPC:
0014381609226
Original Release:
2008
Source:
Image Entertainment
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Interview with director, coaches and debater Louis Blackwell; Two behind-the-scenes featurettes; Trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Iola Participant
Matt Andrews Participant
Louis Blackwell Participant
Richard Funches Participant
Jon Brushke Participant
Dave Wiltz Participant
Jane Pauley Participant
Juan Williams Participant
Samuel Alito Participant

Technical Credits
Greg Whiteley Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Brad Barber Associate Producer,Editor
Mark Clark Executive Producer
Sarah J. Clark Executive Producer
Liam Dalzell Cinematographer
Sean Donnelly Animator
Tiffany Haynes Associate Producer
Josh Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer
Rob Kaplan Musical Direction/Supervision
Lisa Vick Kraus Executive Producer
Peter Krause Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Craig Romney Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Runquist Editor
Marc Stanley Executive Producer
Wendy Stanley Executive Producer
Joby Talbot Score Composer
Andy Waters Executive Producer
Liz Waters Executive Producer
Erin Whiteley Associate Producer
Jeanne Whiteley Associate Producer
Tristan Whitman Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Resolved
1. It's Debatable [9:57]
2. How It Works [8:15]
3. Determination [9:19]
4. Tournament of Champions [11:55]
5. A Debate About Debating [11:41]
6. Stepping Outside the Box [8:39]
7. The Challenge Itself [23:00]
8. And When It's Over [7:00]

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