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Teacher of the Year — A Documentary Based on a True Story

United States, 2017 (English)
1h 30m

What happens when a real teacher tries to become a Hollywood hero? Through a blend of vérité footage, interviews, media clips, and self-reflections, we document Angie Scioli's struggle to balance her professional, personal, and political life during the tumultuous 2013-2014 school year; additionally, through interviews with media scholars and educational experts, we contextualize Angie's teaching life amidst a complex web of media and sociological forces that impact the personal and professional experiences of all teachers.

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Directed by
Rob Phillips, Jay Korreck

Written by
Rob Phillips, Jay Korreck

Produced by
Rob Phillips, Jay Korreck

Angie Scioli

Screenings & Awards

Official Selection: Asheville Film Festival
Asheville, NC
September 16, 2017

Official Selection: Louisville International Festival of Film
Louisville, KY
September 15, 2017
Kentucky Premiere

Official Selection: Rendezvous Film Festival
Amelia Island, FL
September 21, 2017
Florida Premiere
United States

Screening & Webinar with the National Humanities Center
Ticketed Online Screening
August 2, 2017
United States

Finalist & Official Selection: Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
June 15, 2017
Award for Best Documentary

Official Selection: Longleaf Film Festival
Raleigh, NC
May 13, 2017

Opening Night Screening & Discussion: Teachers, Teaching, and Media Conference at Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, North Carolina
March 2, 2017
World Premiere
United States

Project type(s): Documentary, Feature
Category/ies entered: Feature Films