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Dec
7
2017
7:00 PM
to 8:45 PM
Thursday at the Theatre: The Teacher

Enjoy Thursdays at the Historic Yuma Theatre with the AWC Foundation. Film starts at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is only $5 ($2.50 for AWC/NAU students with ID)

This week's featured film employs "humor as a way of mocking and undercutting the anti-heroine while preventing the overall point about power and corruption from becoming preachy." 

The Teacher.  Slovakia and Czech Republic / 2016/ Comedy-Drama / Tibetan with English subtitles / 103 min

In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova (Maurery), asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services. After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school has no choice but to call for an emergency parents' meeting to remove the teacher, but because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party, parents are hesitant to sign a petition to transfer her out. In a classroom behind the Iron Curtain, the future of all the families are at stake, as the film examines how each family must wrestle with standing up for what they believe in or silently keep the status quo.

Sponsored by KAWC Colorado River Public Media, AWC/NAU Academic Library, and the Yuma Art Center.  

Yuma Art Center/Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to the YumaShowTickets.com site.

Heritage Festivals events are under the direction of Perlita Wicks; call 928-373-5028 (office) 928-581-4501 (cell) or email Perla.Wicks@YumaAZ.gov for more detailed information.

The Yuma County Library District offers a wide variety of programs and classes at various branch locations.  For a complete listing of events or to sign up for their newsletter please visit their website at YumaLibrary.org.


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