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Directed by Christopher Zalla

Cast: Daniel Haddad, Danilo Guardiola, Eugenio Derbez, Jennifer Trejo, Mia Fernanda Solis

Free admission.  $10 VIP Lounge Ticket and secured seats upgrade available. Includes premium status an hour before the show, access to our fully furnished lounge to network and relax before the show, complimentary beverages, appetizers, and exclusive photo opportunities in the lounge.

Presented by Pantelion and Participant

Directed by: Christopher Zalla
Written by: Christopher Zalla
Produced by: Ben Odell, Eugenio Derbez, Joshua Davis
Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Daniel Haddad, Jennifer Trejo, Mia Fernanda Solis, Danilo Guardiola

In a Mexican border town plagued by neglect, corruption, and violence, a frustrated teacher tries a radical new method to break through his students’ apathy and unlock their curiosity, their potential… and maybe even their genius. Based on a true story, this uplifting tearjerker won Festival Favorite at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Who will the sixth grade students at Jose Urbina Lopez Elementary in Matamoros become? They are among the worst performing students in Mexico, the world they know is one of violence and hardship, and their classrooms are dominated by an atmosphere of overbearing discipline, not possibility. It might seem like a dead end… but it is also the perfect place for new teacher Sergio Juarez to try something different. There’s just one problem: Sergio (played by an amazing Eugenio Derbez) has no idea what he’s doing.

Dates & Times


Regal Union Square

Thu, Sep 21
8:00 pm