Feb 26, 2018 | Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
African-American Film Festival:
To Sir, With Love (1967)
Host: AnEta Sewell
ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education
American Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) recently received his engineering degree but cannot find work. To make ends meet, he takes a job as a teacher in a rough London East End school overrun with troublemakers. While the students at first see Thackeray as just another teacher open for ridicule and bullying, his calm demeanor and genuine desire to help them succeed gradually earn their respect. (1 hour, 45 minutes)
Tickets: $10 per night or $25 for the entire festival.