The first Ivory Tower trailer for writer/director Andrew Rossi’s (Page One: Inside the New York Times) provocative documentary has been released online. The film examines the current state of higher education in our country, specifically focusing on the rising costs, high student loan interest rates, and overall benefit of a college education in our culture. The evolution of college in America has certainly become troubling over the past decade or so, and this trailer promises a challenging and thought-provoking look into the problem. Matt caught the film at Sundance and in his positive review praised Rossi for starting a conversation we need to be having.
Hit the jump to watch the Ivory Tower trailer. The film opens in theaters on June 14th.
Ivory Tower trailer via Yahoo! Movies.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ivory Tower:
As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), IVORY TOWER asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES) assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.