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Introduced by Liz Davis, president of the Washington Teachers Union What happens when a real teacher tries to become a Hollywood hero? Through a blend of vérité footage, interviews, media clips, and self-reflections, we document Angie Scioli's struggle to balance her professional, personal, and political life during the tumultuous 2013-2014 school year; additionally, through interviews with media scholars and educational experts, we contextualize Angie's teaching life amidst a complex web of media and sociological forces that impact the personal and professional experiences of all teachers. "Offers an authentic portrait of a teacher's life in the context of an academic appraisal of Hollywood's familiar model: that of the heroic teacher performer, usually an untrained outsider who, encountering the resistance of skeptical peers, gets inspiring results." - Andrew Simmons, The Atlantic Directed by: Robert Phillips & Jay Korreck; Documentary Feature (2017); 90m Part of Films Across Borders: Stories of Women (International Cinema Series), Fall 2018 https://www.american.edu/soc/Films-Across-Borders/index.cfm Films Across Borders: Stories of Women, a multi-cultural film series, showcases an eclectic selection of cinematic works by and about women. As the focus on gender-balanced perspectives and parity in representation has moved to the forefront of contemporary discussion, Stories of Women portrays vital and diverse female voices in film through dramatic features, documentaries and shorts. CO-PRESENTED BY DC LaborFest; American University; National Gallery of Art; AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center; Mexican Cultural Institute; Cultural Services of French Embassy; SPAIN arts & culture; Goethe-Institut Washington; Embassy of Sweden; Austrian Cultural Forum; Immigration Film Fest; Women in Film and Video; National Museum of Women in the Arts; Vital Voices Global Partnership
  • Start:October 23, 2018
  • End:October 23, 2018
  • Recurring
  • Where:Busboys and Poets (Shirlington), 4251 S Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Virginia, United States, 22206
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  • Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
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