NEW YORK, NY (FOX44) – An Academy Award winning actor is out with a new independent film he hopes will transcend to the classroom.
Adrien Brody hopes his latest indie project "Detachment" teaches audiences something about human connection.
Brody says, "I think “Detachment” speaks on an unfortunate condition in which we, so many people feel very isolated in this world, and in that isolation we perpetuate more isolation. Especially young people, where that's where the education system comes into and it goes beyond the failings of the education system, I think it stems from not enough nurturing in the home."
The film is set in the education system, where Brody plays a substitute teacher who drifts through life until his latest assignment becomes a wake-up call. Meanwhile, the project had him thinking about great influences in his life, specifically his favorite teachers.
Brody says, "I had one favorite teacher, it was Mrs. Vanderpoy in the first grade and she was wonderful. But my father was a public school teacher and a wonderful teacher at that and a wonderful parent."
And his young co-star Sami Gayle also believes the best lessons, are learned at home.
Gayle says, "Definitely my parents and my brother. I think I would say my brother has been teaching me everything since I was 2-years-old, and I think my parents, really just allowing me to have the ability to do this and to follow my dream has really been something very exciting for me."
See what you take away from this class, with "Detachment" in theaters and on demand now.