Rock School

Directed By: Don Argott

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A look at philadelphia's paul green school of rock music, headed by former rock star aspirant, paul green. An intense instructor, green's students progress from group lessons to a showcase of their talents at a tribute concert to frank zappa in germany.


Studio Sony
SKU 40720879
UPC 043396122055
UPC 14 00043396122055
Format DVD
Release Date 8/22/2006
Rating Rating
Kids Adventure
Music (General)
Rock And Roll
Rock Legends
Rock Music
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note The true story that inspired the 2003 Richard Linklater-Jack Black hit THE SCHOOL OF ROCK is shown in its real-life documentary form here. The Paul Green School of Rock Music in Philadelphia is showcased, inviting viewers to witness the unique personalities of Green and his rockin' students--who range in age from nine to 17. Musical talent abounds and the kids prove it when they travel to Germany and perform complex Frank Zappa tunes at the Zappanale festival.
Entertainment Weekly "[A]musing and spirited..." 06/10/2005 p.82
USA Today "[E]njoyable....It's the kids who truly captivate..." 06/10/2005 p.4E
Los Angeles Times "[I]mmensely entertaining..." 06/03/2005 p.E6
Sight and Sound "Green is a classically inspiring teacher....ROCK SCHOOL forms an unlikely companion piece to ETRE ET AVOIR." 08/01/2005 p.68
Uncut "Green's demagoguery and force-of-nature persona eat up the screen..." 10/01/2005 p.137
Don Argott
Name Green,Paul
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Don Argott - Producer
Don Argott - Director
Sheena M. Joyce - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 12205
UPC 00043396122055
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 93 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource Hollywood Reporter
Review Rock School rips out in the gritty-underdogs-conquer-the-world story progression. In this real-life scenario, Green whips them into shape for a triumphant performance at a Zappa Festival in East Germany
Reviewer Duane Byrge
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review You cheered Jack Black in School of Rock, now give it up for Paul Green in the real thing. Green runs the Paul Green School of Rock Music in Philadelphia, and this fireball documentary from director Don Argott shows Green preaching the rock gospel to students ages nine to seventeen. "Dynamo" doesn't begin to describe Frank Zappa freak Green, who brings the cream of his crop to Germany to compete in the yearly Zappanale and makes believers of us all.
Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Green,Paul
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Karen Durbin, Elle Magazine Exhilarating!
Robert Koehler, Variety Irresistibly entertaining and full of unique character portraits.
Steven Rea, Los Angeles Times Immensely entertaining.

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