American Teacher Screening at Forum January 28th

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From the Metuchen Arts Council:

The Raconteur, The Forum Theatre, and The Metuchen Arts Council will present an evening with Oscar winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth that includes a screening and discussion of her powerful new documentary American Teacher on Saturday, January 28th at 8:00 p.m. at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen.

American Teacher is a heartbreaking study of what it's like to teach in America today. The film reveals the frustrating realities of today's educators, the difficulty of attracting talented new teachers, and why so many of our best teachers feel forced to leave the profession altogether.

Co-produced by Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari and narrated by Matt Damon, American Teacher is, according to the Washington Post, "a film about education that gets it exactly right," and raising what Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan calls, "important questions about American teachers," and sparking " a much needed conversation." The Los Angeles Times says the film "ought to be seen by anyone concerned about the fate of the public school system, and the nation as a

whole."The screening will be followed by an on stage discussion between the director Vanessa Roth and select New Jersey educators with opportunity for questions from the audience.

The "Meet the Director Film Series" is sponsored by The Raconteur, The Form Theatre and the Metuchen Arts Council. The screening of American Teacher begins at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28th at The Forum Theatre, 314 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ. Tickets are $15 and on sale at Raconteur Books, 431 Main Street, Metuchen; (732)906-0009 or on line at

For more information contact Nancy Goldberg at the Metuchen Arts Council at (732) 632-8502 or the Raconteur at (732) 906-0009. #

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