Quarantined film teacher re-created a scene from “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” for her students!!

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How cool is this? Anne Russo, a quarantined high school film teacher in Michigan, has been re-creating scenes from movies for her students! Lucky for me, she’s a fan of mine and re-created THIS familiar movie moment from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure!

See the other film scenes she re-created over at the Detroit News:

Anne Russo, who teaches Study of Film as Literature to juniors and seniors at Holt High School, has been dressing up as her favorite film characters and posting the pictures for her students in an online Google Classroom.

She’s donned Michael Myers’ mask, Indiana Jones’ leather jacket and Charlie Chaplin’s hat and mustache. She’s dressed up as Pee-Wee Herman in “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” Wayne Campbell from “Wayne’s World” and iconic characters from “The Breakfast Club,” “Say Anything” and “101 Dalmations,” all to continue to share her love of film with her students, whose school year was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s been a really positive part of the quarantine for me,” says Russo, who has taught at Holt High for 20 years.

The project has also given her motivation while indulging her love of dressing up, and has kept her from going crazy in isolation.

photo via Anne Russo

One Response to “Quarantined film teacher re-created a scene from “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” for her students!!”

  1. Helen Gircko

    Excellent! This is a complete (and deep) immersion in the subject being taught… Happy students who are taught by this cool teacher! Thank you for sharing, Pee-wee!

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