The Pushouts

Feature | Unrated | 56 min


AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 9 Mon, Mar 18 4:30 PM
AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 10 Sun, Mar 24 6:35 PM
Film Info
Section:Latino Public Broadcasting Showcase
Release Year:2018
Production Country:USA
Director:Dawn Valadez
Katie Galloway


The Pushouts tells the story of celebrated professor Víctor Ríos, a Mexican immigrant, once gang-affiliated teen, who radically changes his life with the help of his mentor Martín Flores. The film weaves together compelling twenty-year-old archival footage of Víctor and his mentor Martín along with compelling contemporary footage of the two men today, as they work together to change the lives of other students on the margins of failure. Referred to as “push-outs,” these students have been suspended or expelled from school and, unfortunately, some are ultimately pushed into the criminal justice system.