My Name is Pedro

Feature | Unrated | 96 min

Showings

AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 1 Sat, Mar 16 5:10 PM
AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 2 Sun, Mar 17 1:40 PM
Digital Gym Cinema Thu, Mar 21 4:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Documania
Release Year:2017
Runtime:96
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:USA
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew
Director:Lillian LaSalle

Description

This film explores what public education meant to South Bronx Latino maverick educator, Pedro Santana, and what he, in turn, meant to public education. Infectious in his optimism, Santana becomes one of the most influential public school teachers and then administrators in the New York public school system after turning his troubled Bronx middle school, MS 391, around. He is unapologetic in his commitment to create change for kids, no matter the odds. When a glowing front page New York Times article catapults him into the spotlight, he is recruited and accepts a promotion to use his famed 'out of the box' and transformative practices to save a corrupt and divided suburban school district. But the political challenges there may simply be too great, even for the infallible Santana.