August 17, 2020

6:00 pm



Hugh Jackman & Allison Janney Star

In the True Story of an Embezzlement Scheme that Rocked a New York School District

Nominated for 2 Emmy Awards!


Live Q&A

with Director Cory Finley and Writer Mike Makowsky

Mon. August 17, 2020 | 6:00 PM PDT

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About the Film

2020, HBO Films, 108 min, USA, Dir: Cory Finley

Inspired by the true story that rocked the town of Roslyn, NY in 2004 and garnered national attention, BAD EDUCATION centers on the stunning impact and aftermath of a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scheme. The darkly comical film focuses on Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) – both a passionate educator dedicated to seeing his students succeed, and an expert manipulator willing to steal from the very same people he was so eager to help. Allison Janney costars as Pam Gluckin, Dr. Tassone’s major domo and right-hand, the business manager for the Roslyn school district who worked her way up through sheer grit and passion. Intelligently written and tautly directed, the film highlights both the deficiencies of the public education system in the U.S. and the broader forces that foster greed, corruption and lack of accountability in our institutions. Nominated for 2 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Television Movie.

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About the Q&A

Online discussion with director Cory Finley and writer Mike Makowsky at 6:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 17th. RSVP here to receive links to a screener and to the Zoom discussion. Your Zoom link will be sent earlier on the day of the event.

Moderated by Peter Debruge.

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