Film Screening

Thursday, May 17, 2012
American Teacher American Teacher

Date + Time

Thursday, May 17, 2012
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Brian McGinn and Vanessa Roth, 2011, 81 min., video

Chronicling the lives and sacrifices of four public school teachers, American Teacher highlights an urgent crisis in the American educational system: how little we value our strongest, most committed, and most effective teachers, and the effect that has on how children learn. The documentary tells the deeper story of the teaching profession in America today, and what we can do to invest in it for tomorrow.

Following the screening will be a discussion with Calegari and others involved in the Teacher Salary Project. Evening concludes with a reception for ticket holders.


Nínive Calegari, co-producer

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Free for educators: RSVP to

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Teacher Salary Project.

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Image: Nínive Calegari, American Teacher (still), 2011; courtesy The Teacher Salary Project