"Dead Poets Society" is an 1989 award nominated and winning film set at the conservative Welton academy in Vermont, 1959. This film earned Robin Williams his second best actor nomination in a leading role, and is considered one of his finest performances. (This was before "Good Will Hunting" which was also an outstanding film and performance from Mr. Williams). Robin Williams plays John Keating, a new English teacher to the academy who uses unorthodox teaching methods, different from those of the rest of the staff. Keating is a graduate of Welton academy and had been part of a secret literary society called the "Dead Poets Society." The students decide to revive the old literary group that met in a cave off school grounds.The students come from very demanding families that have high expectations for their sons' futures. Keating is a free thinker who encourages the students to think for themselves, "Carpe diem. Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary." Keating encourages students to follow their dreams. One student, Knox, tests his dream, lands a role in a play which infuriates his father, ultimately leading to the student's suicide. With various twists and turns, the blame for the suicide and the revival of the literary club are placed on Keating who is forced to resign. The boys rise to the occasion and give Keating a daring, inspirational send off, which lets Keating know he has, in spite of having to leave, made a lasting impact on their young lives. This film is an inspirational film, not only for students but for teachers as well. All who work with youth have a duty to inspire them to strive for better in their lives, and never just settle for the ordinary. (Feedback about this item is really appreciated and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of SALES, FREEBIES and new items posted). Thank You!!