Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime


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This award-winning film provides a potent and moving antidote to the devaluation of education in an age of ignorance. Anne Gueguen, a dedicated history teacher at a French high school, is determined to give the best education she can to her underprivileged inner-city pupils. Overcoming their apathy, however, is proving to be more difficult than expected. Frustrated but undaunted, Anne tests her multicultural classroom with a unique assignment: A national competition on the theme of child victims of the Nazi concentration camps. The project is met with extreme resistance, until a face to face encounter with a visitor to the class changes the students’ attitudes drastically.

underwritten by
Mona and Mark Kolko



The Hollywood Reporter review:
An inspirational high school tearjerker that lacks a true sense of direction

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Monday, July 11, 8:30pm,
Little Theatre

Director: Marie-Castille Schaar
Country: France
Running Time: 105 min
Year: 2014
Language: French w/ subtitles
Genre: documentary

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