Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, looks at higher education today, especially the vertiginously escalating tuition costs and the consequences of those costs, from crushing debt burdens on young graduates to the compromises schools make to attract students who are able to pay full price.
In Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, Rossi (Page One: Inside The New York Times) explores the rising cost of a college education in America and asks the unfortunate question, Is it worth it?
There are "sins of commission" and "sins of omission." That is, we can err in what we do, but also in what we fail to do. The documentary film, Ivory Tower, produced by Andrew Rossi and opening on June 13, exemplifies the latter.
After I saw 22 Jump Street, I noted publicly that, while it was funnier than 21 Jump Street, so was my root canal. (Although the latter did include laughing gas.) Still, the bar wasn't particularly high.
For New Yorkers of a certain breed, a peek inside The Times is selling point enough. But when you throw in an exploration of the dogged rumors of the demise of the printed newspaper, you've got something for everyone.
Could the Times go out of business? That's the question nervously circled by Andrew Rossi's riveting new documentary. I sat down with Rossi to discuss whether our society, lost in the digital din, cares about hard facts and truth.