Movies that Matter

Film Screenings for Schools


Friday, December 7, 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.

Like Any Other Kid (2017)
89 minutes
Rife with violence on the part of youth and staff, many of America’s juvenile prisons have proven to be ineffective and are failing today’s young people. Like Any Other Kid reveals the intimate relationships between incarcerated youth and staff in three unique facilities across the country. Working against the status quo, these individuals are pursuing a promising direction in juvenile justice reform: the use of non-punitive, therapeutic programs to change behavior and help youth re-enter their communities. 
Directed by Victoria Mills

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 Like Any Other Kid