REVIEW: IVORY TOWER
OVERVIEW: IVORY TOWER, CNN Films’ critically-acclaimed documentary about the American higher education system at a crisis point, makes its home media debut when it arrives on Digital HD and VOD September 16, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution in association with Participant Media. The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on September 30. Director Andrew Rossi’s (Page One: Inside the New York Times) hard-hitting documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
A must-see for every parent and student facing the daunting task of selecting—and paying for—college, IVORY TOWER will be available to download or stream at all major digital stores prior to its debut on Blu-ray and
Participant Media, which has a long-term commitment to focusing on the importance of education, mounted a social action campaign around the theatrical release of IVORY TOWER to support affordable higher education. Participant’s campaign, in concert with The Higher Ed Not Debt Coalition, will continue in support of the home media release.
SYNOPSIS: As tuition spirals upward and student debt passes a trillion dollars, students and parents ask, "Is college worth the cost?" Rossi asks the critical question about the value of higher education, revealing how colleges have come to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. IVORY TOWER explores the current education crisis from the halls of Harvard, to community colleges, to online learning, providing what the New York Times calls “an astonishingly thorough tour of the university landscape.”
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital
English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese
Feature film in high definition
Q&As from the film’s opening weekend