Thursday, May 18, 2017

Great New Documentary–“Backpack Full of Cash”–is Finished and Ready for Screenings in Your Community | Diane Ravitch's blog

Great New Documentary–“Backpack Full of Cash”–is Finished and Ready for Screenings in Your Community | Diane Ravitch's blog:

Great New Documentary–“Backpack Full of Cash”–is Finished and Ready for Screenings in Your Community
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Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow announce that their long-awaited film “Backpack Full of Cash” has been completed, and they are now taking it to film festivals and community screenings. This is the film that tells the story of the dangers of public school privatization and the undermining of public education in many districts.
Dear BACKPACK Friends and Supporters,
We want to share some good news. BACKPACK FULL OF CASH––a documentary film narrated by Matt Damon, that explores the impact of privatizing public schools––is now finished, updated and complete with a new Epilogue. With the appointment of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos––a longtime advocate of charter schools, vouchers and online schools, there is a pressing need for public awareness of these issues. BACKPACK seems to be striking a nerve with audiences.
We just showed BACKPACK to sold-out crowds at film festivals in Nashville and Washington, DC where the film won Runner Up–Audience Award, Best Documentary. We are getting many requests for screenings from around the country–and the world! If you or someone you know would like to host a screening, please visit our website. You can also make a donation––now urgently needed––to help us launch the outreach/ distribution campaign for the film.
We have been invited to show BACKPACK FULL OF CASH in Seattle, WA and Alberta, Canada in May/June. If you know anyone in these areas who would be interested, please help us spread the word. Here is the schedule and ticket info:
BACKPACK FULL OF CASH SCREENINGS
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

(filmmakers in attendance at June screenings only)

Friday, 5/19 at 3:30pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Tuesday, 6/6 at 7:00pm at AMC Pacific Place

Wednesday, 6/7 at 4:30pm at AMC Pacific Place Click here for tickets.
ALBERTA, CANADA

presented by Support Our Students Alberta,

sponsored by Alberta Federation of Labour

(filmmakers in attendance in Calgary only)
Thursday, 5/25 at 7:00pm in CALGARY, Globe Cinema

Saturday, 5/27 at 7:00pm EDMONTON, Art Gallery of Alberta, Ledcor Theater

Tuesday, 5/30 at 7:00pm in LETHBRIDGE, City of Lethbridge Sterndale Bennett Theater

Thursday, 6/1 at 7:00pm in RED DEER, Red Deer College, Welikoland Cinema

Click here for tickets.
Thanks again for your support.


Sarah Mondale, Vera Aronow, and the BACKPACK Film Team
Great New Documentary–“Backpack Full of Cash”–is Finished and Ready for Screenings in Your Community | Diane Ravitch's blog:

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Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, it takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of education “reform” where public education – starved of resources- hangs in the balance. ​



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