December 17, 2018

BACKPACK FULL OF CASH

Showing: Wednesday, January 10, 8:00 PM
Title: BACKPACK FULL OF CASH
Year: 2017
Country: USA
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Online ticket sales close at 3:00 PM but tickets will still be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30.

Meet the Filmmakers: Sarah Mondale, Vera Aronow, Roger Grange

Narrated by Matt Damon, Backpack Full of Cash explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. The film follows parents, teachers and activists through the tumultuous 2013–14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where public education—starved of resources—hangs in the balance. USA, 2017, 96 minutes

Shown by Rivertown Film in 2016 in an almost finished form, and back by popular demand, this is the finished and updated version of a film by the Rockland County filmmaking team that made Megamall.

“A beautiful film – tremendously moving! . . . Everyone who values democratic education needs to see this.” – Jonathan Kozol, advocate for children and author of Savage Inequalities

Snow date: Wednesday, January 17