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The Teacher

  • Dates: August 30, 2017 - September 12, 2017
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Address: 209 W. Houston Street, New York City, NY 10014
  • Phone: (212) 727-8110
  • Price: $14 non-members, $8 members
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  • DIRECTED BY JAN HŘEBEJK
    A comedy set in 1983 Czechoslovakia, with Soviet-style Communism in full swing. Bossy middle-school teacher, Comrade Drazdechova, greets her new students with the request that each announces what his or her parents do for a living. With tremendous ingenuity and unfailing deviousness, she uses that information to wheedle favors, both big and small, from each family. The wonderful directing/writing team of Jan Hřebejk and Petr Jarchovský (DIVIDED WE FALL; KAWASAKI’S ROSE) finds humor in the petty abuses of power, fear-mongering, and pathetic kowtowing that the regime spawned. Highlight of the film: a PTA meeting from hell, in which parents and the school administrators face off against each other – and themselves.
    SLOVAKIA / CZECH REPUBLIC • 2016 • 103 MINS. • IN SLOVAK WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES • FILM MOVEMENT
    Wednesday, August 30 - Tuesday, September 12
    12:30 2:40 4:45 7:00 9:20