Join us for a special International Women’s Week preview screening of The Kindergarten Teacher plus spoken word from the incredible Deanna Rodger and Theresa Lola.
Stunning cinema meets moving poetry in Director Sara Colangelo’s retelling of Nadav Lapid’s 2014 stirring psychological drama which won her Best Director at Sundance film festival 2018.
Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa – a Staten Island kindergarten teacher who discovers a poet prodigy in her five-year-old student Jimmy. As Lisa drifts apart from her family and struggles to find a voice writing poetry, she develops a fascination with Jimmy and spirals downward on a dangerous and desperate path in an attempt to nurture his talent while finding her own. Also stars Gael García Bernal and a breakout performance from a young Parker Sevak.
“The story also provides what I think is a nuanced, complex lead role for a 40- something woman— an unfortunate rarity in both Hollywood and the independent film industry. Finally, it has been a unique opportunity to discuss what role, if any, poetry has in modern American life” – Director Sara Colangelo