Tue 26 March 7:00pm
Director: Sara Colangelo
Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael Garcia Bernal, Parker Sevak
A Reclaim the Frame special from Birds Eye View and Northampton Film Festival: The Kindergarten Teacher followed by a panel discussion on the themes of the film hosted by Mia Bays, the Oscar-winning BAFTA-nominated Film Producer who runs Birds’ Eye View, with local writers Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie and Andrew ‘Wiz’ Whiston, described by the BFI as ‘one of the greatest ever British music video directors’.
In The Kindergarten Teacher, Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a forty-year old married kindergarten teacher living in Staten Island who is terminally bored with her banal middle-class existence. When she becomes convinced that her five-year-old student is a budding poetic genius, she decides to nurture his talents in a reckless and questionable manner.