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About a Teacher

Saturday, Feb 10, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Hanan Harchol. 2023, U.S. 112 mins. DCP. MoMI is pleased to present the New York premiere of About a Teacher, a semi-autobiographical film written, produced, and directed by Hanan Harchol, and executive produced by Sara Bloom. About a Teacher is an intimate and inspiring drama that candidly takes us through the first three years of Hanan’s journey as a new inner-city public high school film teacher, inspired by Harchol’s real-life experiences. Hanan (played by Dov Tiefenbach) enters the teaching profession oblivious to the actual demands of teaching, and unaware of his own shortcomings and biases. Featuring many of Harchol’s former students in the cast and crew, the film paints a candid, authentic portrait of the teaching profession, shedding light on the challenges and pitfalls that lead nearly half of New York City teachers to leave the profession within the first five years, while simultaneously celebrating the deep rewards that this meaningful and noble profession can provide.

The screening will be followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring leaders in the public school education field. Panelists include: Joe Luft, Chief of Educator Development, Division of Teaching and Learning, NYC Public Schools; Kyra Lloyd-Narain, Director of The Teacher Leadership Program, NYC Public Schools; Leo Gordon, UFT Vice President for Career and Technical Education; Hanan Harchol, Film Teacher, High School of Art and Design, New York, NY.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11) / $5 teachers (with ID). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. 

Note: Discounted $5 tickets are available for teachers. Use code TEACHERS5 to purchase advance tickets and present an ID when you pick up your ticket on the day of the screening.