Movies that Matter

Film Screenings for Schools


Tuesday, December 4, 2018
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

For High Schools

High school classes view award-winning documentaries that examine current social issues such as representation and identity, immigration, and civil rights. Each day of film screenings features post-film discussions and a pizza lunch.

Don’t Be Nice (2018) 
The Bowery Slam Poetry Team prepares for the national championships mentored by a demanding coach who encourages them to push past their personal boundaries and write from a place of vulnerability, pain, and honesty.  Don’t Be Nice provides insightful commentary on race, gender, identity and sexual politics in America today by sharing the journeys of the team’s five young poets.
Directed by Max Powers

Free; includes pizza lunch

This program is at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email or call 212.423.3254. 

Movies That Matter is made possible through the generosity of the Nissan Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation, and Deborah and Michael Rothman. Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and Council Member Peter Koo.

Still from Don't Be Nice