Synopsis: An idealistic, straight-edge teacher is drawn down a horrid rabbit hole by an honors student when he gives him a B+ on a paper.
Director(s): Benjamin Arfmann
Production: BoulderLight Pictures
  1 win.
87 min

"Will you, I pray,

demand that demi-devil. Why he hath

thus ensnared my soul and body?"

To which, Iago responds,

"Demand me nothing.

What you know, you know.

From this time forth I

will never speak a word."

Now, Iago may be keeping his

trap shut at the end of the play.

But do we, as the audience,

know what his motive is?

Why did Iago ruin Othello?


Think back to the beginning of the play.

A certain character named "Cassio."

A certain position.


Mr. Butler?

Yes, Becca.

Does Othello really

think Iago is the devil?

Well, that's a good question.

Can anyone from Mr. Coleman's Latin class

tell us what demi means?



You have that pawn. You're gonna

expose your queen and choose rook.

Good timing. But, uh, start developing

those pieces from the back, okay?

And something strikes me

about the way it's written.


So, what I did

was I took a couple of those sentences

and I plugged them into Google.

She took them from a Wikipedia

page on chemical reactions.

She plagiarized the whole

thing like, word for word,

just copy-paste.

I mean, it makes you wonder

like, "What's the point?"

Hey, these kids don't even want

teachers when they have Google.

Yeah. Uh, come on, though.

I mean, sure, yeah, they can get

all the facts from the Internet

but Google can't teach a lesson.

Not the important ones.

Oh, baby.

- Hey, Papa's home.

- Uh-oh.

Papa's home.

Papa, he's so sad you're home,

- but I'm so happy.

- Hey.

- Hi, how are you? Good.

- Hey, how are you? Good.

- Can I get you some food?

- Oh, yeah.

Let me take over. Hi.

Hi, buddy. It's okay.

Oh, my God. He's... he's bigger.

I swear, since this morning.

He's grown an inch.

He's gonna be in your class soon.

- Here.

- Oh, thanks.


- I started without you, I'm sorry.

- Oh, that's okay.

- Oh, hi.

- Hey, buddy.

I'm gonna eat dinner.

So, we got the bill today for the hospital.

Oh, for his bronchitis?

- Yeah.

- How much?

Too much.

What is this?

Um, Mom said she'll pay for it.

Nope. No, we're not taking any

more money from your parents.

And I was thinking,

maybe this would be a good

time for me to go back to work.


you don't have to do

that because it turns out,

Jane Fremont knows somebody at Demme U.

She's gonna put in a good word for me,

so, I got a real shot at

getting this professorship.

- Really?

- Yeah.

I'm gonna start working on

this application tonight.

I'm gonna get this.

It's tenure track, right?

Daddy's gonna be a professor.


That's where the big bucks are.

- Morning, Mr. Butler.

- Oh.


Oh, I apologize for startling you.

My name is Lucas Ward.

I'm a new transfer student.

Oh, yeah, sure, uh...

Principal Fremont mentioned

something about that.

Uh, welcome to the class.

Thank you, sir. I'm excited to be here.

Quite the, uh, early bird, are you, Lucas?

Well, only one way to

catch the worm, right, sir?

You can call me, uh, Mr. Butler.

I'm no drill sergeant.

Of course, Mr. Butler.

What is this?

It's every assignment I've

missed so far, this semester.

Please let me know if anything's missing,

but I believe it should

all be accounted for.

I tracked down a fellow

student to get the syllabus.

This is, uh...


You really didn't have to do this, though.

Oh, I don't like to fall behind.

Plus it was my pleasure, really.

I found you essay prompts

to be utterly stirring.

You... you did?


Like the doubloon in Moby Dick.

I never knew that it

could have so many meanings

until you encouraged me to

dig deeper into the subtext.

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Brian McAuley

Brian McAuley (born 1941) is an American entrepreneur and co-founder of Nextel Communications. In 1987, McAuley was a cellular executive when he and lawyer Morgan O'Brien founded Fleet Call, a telecom company, in New Jersey. It was renamed Nextel Communications in 1993, and grew rapidly with the support of Motorola, before merging with Sprint Corporation in 2005 for $35 billion. The new company became the third-largest wireless network operator in the United States. McAuley previously served as President and CEO of Nextel Communications for seven years. He also founded Boston-based mobile radio systems operator NeoWorld Communications in 1999, and served as its President and CEO. It was acquired by Nextel for $276 million in 2003.He is currently chairman of NASDAQ-listed Pacific DataVision, Inc., provider of mobile workforce management solutions. He is also a director for NYSE-listed United Rentals, Inc. and sits on the board for many non-profits. Brian McAuley holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Adelphi University, and resides in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. more…

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