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This Teacher

  • 95 min
  • US Fiction
  • English
  • USA
  • 2018
A young Arab-French woman on an introspective journey visits her childhood friend in New York City before heading to the woods upstate.
About The Film

An Arab-French young woman visiting her childhood friend in New York City, Hafsia struggles to sufficiently explain her increasingly complex yearnings, due to language barriers and a philosophy she is still working out. Pushing even further into the unknown, she departs the city for a remote cabin upstate, where her communion with nature is impeded by new arrivals.

Newcomer Hafsia Herzi is a wonder in the role, effortlessly shifting from ephemeral bursts of full-bodied emotion to the stymied frustration of being truly lost in the world. Director Mark Jackson has thoughtfully crafted a richly provocative work, grounded in realism while exploring the nebulous, and offering up subtle observations on everything from nature to communication to the American identity.

- Drea Clark, Senior Programmer

Q&A with cast and crew will immediately follow this screening, schedules permitting.

Director
  • Mark Jackson
Producers
  • Mark Jackson
  • Dana Thompson
  • Gigi Graff
  • Josh Mandel
  • Javier Gonzalez
Starring
  • Hafsia Herzi
  • Sarah Kazemy
  • Lucy Walters
  • Kevin Kane
  • Lev Gorn
Screenwriters
  • Mark Jackson
  • Dana Thompson
Production Company
  • Right on Red Films
Cinematographer
  • John Barr
Editors
  • Mark Jackson
  • Gary Chan

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