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LA LA LAND (2016) ****
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(focus on the Hollywood dream)

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Contains 11 movie quotes & 15 Academic Words (AWL*).

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is an ambitious young jazz pianist whose dream is to open a nightclub for purists of the genre.  Mia (Emma Stone) also has dreams.  She’s working hard to reach her goal of becoming a star on Hollywood’s big screen.  When she and Sebastian hook up, they quickly embody the perfect bond of romance and mutual support.  As they sing and dance their way through the trials and setbacks of La La Land, we observe how perilous and cold-hearted this journey of dreams can so truly be.  Also stars J.K. Simons and John Legend. Directed by Damien Chazelle.  Winner of 6 Academy Awards.  Rated PG-13 (128 min.) mike laib 2017.

Classroom Tips:

1. Preview both the movie and its lesson. Lesson and movie are in the same sequence.
2. Within the lesson, decide which quotes, questions, and vocabulary to focus on. Highlight or cut-and-paste content you plan to use.
3. Estimate how you'll use available time for both watching and discussing the movie.
4. Remember: Most questions on the lesson are easy for a native speaker of English to answer, so the movie itself is the answer key.
5. Assessments are at

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