Movie Permission Form

  • Southern Lehigh High School

    English Department


    The English Department wants to provide students with the most meaningful and exhilarating educational experience possible; consequently, we look for audio-visual materials that we believe will make a point more powerfully than our words alone, films that may make a situation or a character come to life in a way a student may otherwise not be able to imagine.
                School district policy requires district personnel to provide written notification and seek parental permission whenever films used in class to enhance the curriculum exceed a Motion Picture Association of America General Audience (G) Rating.
                Listed below are the movies that your child’s English teacher plans to show during this year to complement course content and to increase student understanding.  Even though the listed films exceed the MPAA G Rating in their original forms, the English faculty has previewed and edited the material to eliminate offensive sections without damaging the artistic integrity of the work.  In fact, many of the materials listed are used only in a form excerpted for specific curriculum issues.
                Please be aware that during the year, timely broadcast television programs may also be taped and incorporated into classroom study.  These materials will be closely monitored to eliminate offensive content.

                Work     MPAA Rating

                1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail                                               PG       
                2. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure                                                            PG
                3. Casino Royale                                                                           PG-13
                4. Young Frankenstein                                                                      PG
                5. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein                                                         R
                6. Macbeth                                                                                         R
                7. The Matrix       R
        8. Brooklyn   PG-13            

    If you have any questions about this permission form or the materials to be shown, please contact your student’s teacher, Mr. Castagna, at 610-282-1421.