SPOTLIGHT ON MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s commanding body of work, including over 30 films and 11 televised movies and series, can be seen as nothing less than fearless. Ever since her sexy and outrageous breakout role in 2002’s Secretary, Gyllenhaal has crafted singular and unforgettable characters in Adaptation., Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Mona Lisa Smile, Happy Endings, Sherrybaby, The Dark Knight, her Academy Award®-nominated turn in Crazy Heart, Hysteria, Frank, HBO’s The Deuce, and many more. Her latest work in Sara Colangelo’s The Kindergarten Teacher is already drawing raves for the actress’ gusty and daring skill.
OUR SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM will feature an onstage conversation with Maggie Gyllenhaal, a screening of THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, and the presentation of the Mind the Gap Award.
THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
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In one of her finest turns to date, Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a sensitive kindergarten teacher who notices an uncanny knack for poetry in one of her students. When she attempts to nurture the child’s rare gift, her dedication sparks concern from both the child’s family and her own in this arresting, thoughtful drama.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
6:45 pm | Smith Rafael Film Center
Program: $75 general | $65 CFI members