High School? Turns Out It Is 'Rocket Science' Jeffrey Blitz's new film Rocket Science is a partly autobiographical coming-of-age tale about a teenager who joins the high school debate team. Blitz also directed 2002's Oscar-nominated spelling bee documentary Spellbound.

High School? Turns Out It Is 'Rocket Science'

High School? Turns Out It Is 'Rocket Science'

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Filmmaker Jeffrey Blitz learned to think of movies as art in — where else? — a class on the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Jim Bridges/Picturehouse Films hide caption

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Jeffrey Blitz's new film Rocket Science is a partly autobiographical coming-of-age tale about a teenager who joins the high school debate team.

Blitz won the Dramatic Directing Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival; he also directed 2002's Oscar-nominated documentary Spellbound, along with several episodes of the hit NBC television series The Office.