Last chance to catch the San Francisco premiere of American Teacher

There are only two days left of the San Francisco premiere of American Teacher, a film produced by 826 Valencia co-founders Nínive Calegari and Dave Eggers and narrated by Matt Damon. This film examines schools through the eyes and experiences of teachers across the country. Don’t miss out on viewing this film at the Roxie Theater.

Join us:

On Wednesday, October 12 please support Sherman and Sanchez Elementary Schools by purchasing $20 tickets for the 6:30 PM screening of American Teacher. Purchase your tickets on Brown Paper Ticket’s website. You also have the option to purchase $10 tickets directly from the Roxie for this screening here. This screening will include a discussion with filmmakers and film stars.

On Wednesday, October 12, join us for the 8:45 PM screening for $10. Purchase your tickets from the Roxie.

On Thursday, October 13, please support the San Francisco Education Fund an Educate Our State. Your donation of $25 entitles you to one American Teacher ticket and includes popcorn and a drink. A donation of $125 also includes a three-course dinner with other supporters of our public schools at the acclaimed Limon restaurant following the screening. To purchase your tickets, please visit the San Francisco Education Fund’s website.

And finally, join the last screening of American Teacher in San Francisco on Thursday, October 13 at 8:45 PM for $10. Purchase your tickets from the Roxie.

To learn more about the content, please watch the trailer at

Take a look at some reviews the film has received:

  • ★★★★★ This heartbreaking and essential look into the lives of those who put so much into educating other people’s children ought to be seen by anyone concerned about the fate of the public school system, and the nation as a whole.” – Joe Neumaier, The New York Daily News


  • “A heartfelt, bittersweet portrait of several teachers as they make the difficult decision of whether to stick with the profession…a nicely drawn study.” – Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times


  • “As we watch the individuals in American Teacher struggle with the burdens the system places on them, it’s hard not to feel like crying, both for them specifically and for our national culture. As one education authority laments after revealing his son’s salary-based job choice, ‘Something’s wrong when selling cellphones is more important to society than being a teacher.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times


  • “Every policymaker should be required to see the new film American Teacher. Powerful, compelling!” – Mark Phillips, Washington Post.


Please support and honor the hard work and dedication of teachers by viewing this film with your family and friends!




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