Join Spokane Public Library for a screening of the inspirational film Critical Thinking, starring John Leguizamo and Michael Kenneth Williams. There will be an opportunity for discussion after the screening.
According to Common Sense Media:
In Critical Thinking, teacher Mr. T (John Leguizamo) oversees an unofficial detention hall at Miami Jackson Senior High School, where students are sent if they're deemed troublesome. Mr. T seizes the opportunity to start a chess team, all while navigating limited resources, a school with little faith in his students' abilities, and the stressors of his students' turbulent personal lives. When the team starts to succeed, the students come up with creative fundraisers to pay for travel and lodging at their competitions. But none of this is easy. One teen faces pressures at home from an emotionally abusive father who resents his son's talents. Another is pulled into dealing drugs to make ends meet. All the while, Mr. T is the loving, encouraging adult they crave.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by joining us for this unforgettable film!
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