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Film Club: Lean on Me
Friday, March 18 @ 7:00 pm
Film Club is hosted once a month at the WHBPAC. Our goals are to provide a safe place for potentially uncomfortable or tense discourse about diverse cultural or racial norms, as may be depicted in the films shown; to deconstruct stereotypes and question cinematic tropes; and to foster discussion about cinematography and the art of film making.
Discussion will take place after the film. We welcome passion and perspective; however, please remain respectful to fellow patrons. Harmful behaviors and language will not be tolerated, and engaging in abusive or hateful speech will result in your removal from the premises.
Tickets are free but reservations are required.
In this fact-based film, a New Jersey superintendent, Dr. Frank Napier (Robert Guillaume), watches helplessly as East Side High becomes the lowest-ranked school in the state. With nowhere else to turn, Dr. Napier enlists maverick ex-teacher Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman) to take over as principal of the declining school. Unfortunately for Clark, before he can focus on improving the student body’s state exam scores, he has to somehow rid the school of its gang and narcotics problems.
PG-13 | 1 hour 48 minutes