Class Rank

Synopsis: Two high school outsiders join forces in an attempt to overtake the local school board. Guided by their families, they enter the perilous word of politics and, in the process, learn a thing or two about love.
108 min

If we renew our contract,

we will get a 14% discount.

As the board's foreign language

committee rep, I recommend

that we renew the Oui!

Contract because of the excellence of

the textbooks but also because

we will save the taxpayers

valuable money.

Thank you, Mr. Del Tufo.

I now open the issue to

the public before we vote.

Yes, Bernard.

Thank you, Ms. Parikh.

Unless the goals of this board

are for us students to become

expatriates in Paris, Montpellier,

or some Franco African nation,

it's plainly irresponsible

to indoctrinate us

with the French language.

As I stressed in 2014,

Chinese is the language of the future.

I implore the board to fulfill

its elected civil duty

and do what's in the best

interest of the students

stop teaching French and

begin teaching Chinese!

Let's put it to a vote then.

All those in favor of us

renewing our contract with Oui!

Say 'ay.'

All those opposed say ' nay'.

Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay.

The "ays" have it.

If my role is to be town crier,

so be it.

I will inform my fellow citizens

of this deprivation of duty

in an op-ed.

Our next order of business

is the awarding of our future

leaders of Livingston.

This is what happens

when you teach French!

C'est la vie.

You're coming down ten.

C'mon ten.

Good evening, Grandpa.

How was the meeting?

As usual, it was an insult to reason.

You should accompany me sometime

and lecture these amateurs

officiants untrue public service.

No thank you.

I couldn't stand the indigestion I get

from watching those nincompoops

who replace your grandmother

Well, I just lost.

You want to play the winner?

Do wish I had a moment to spare

but I must reside to my room

to draft a fulminating letter

in regards to the board's

continuously sinister appropriations.

Well, find a little time

to do your homework.

Priorities, Grandpa.

To all concerned citizens

of The Township of Livingston

The time to be apathetic has ceased.

Rise up and join me in

fighting the policies

of the Board of Education.

Rise up.

Good morning.

Morning, sweetie.

How'd you sleep?

I slept fine, and you?

Glad one of us slept.

Oh, did you see the skirt

I brought home from the set?

Yeah, I did. Thank you.

The show's stylist says it is

very popular with teenagers.

I thought maybe you'd like

to wear it to school today.

I like it a lot, but I think

I'm gonna stick with jeans.

They're are a little bit more

comfortable to study in.

Alright, maybe on the weekend.

Yeah or maybe for my next

recital or something.

No, I'm not going to call him back.

You tell him the role is the

rapist and if he doesn't want

to play it. There's a

thousand actors in New York

who would love to have

'Law and Order SVU'

on their credits. What's next?

That's it for your to-do list.

Anything else?

What's the call time tonight?


We got to move Mariska's

callback by 30 minutes.

She's gotta another

Joyful Heart Fundraiser.

What's next?


No, I'm not going to L.A.

We weren't even nominated.

I only do awards shows,

I'm going to win.

Morning, Bernard.

I have an op-ed that

cannot be ignored.

We have a lot of

submissions this week.

I can't guarantee it can

get into the publication.

I implore you to do your best.

Save the diatribes

about the farmers market

and spaying local pets for

a time when the future

of this town isn't in jeopardy.

Well, I see what I can do.

I may have to cut it

a little for space.

If edits are mandatory,

I leave it to your journalistic wisdom

to harness the true

spirit of the piece.

Thank you Bernard.

I bid you good day.

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Benjamin August

Benjamin August (born c. 1979) is an American casting director and screenwriter. He won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards for Remember, a film directed by Atom Egoyan.Originally from Livingston, New Jersey, August graduated from Livingston High School in 1997. He previously worked as a casting director on Fear Factor and as a story producer on Don't Forget the Lyrics! He later spent time teaching English as a second language in Vietnam, during which he wrote Remember, his first feature film screenplay. His second screenplay, Class Rank, is currently in production, under director Eric Stoltz, for a planned release in 2016. more…

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