Most Likely To Succeed

  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Greg Whiteley
  • Cast: Laszlo Bock, Brian Cesson, Scott Swaaley

A documentary about education and curriculum reform in the 21st century American school system.

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Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, AFI, Cleveland, Dallas, Milwaukee, Sarasota, Seattle, Virginia, and Bergen.

At the beginning of the film Whiteley watches his young daughter struggle to pay attention during a parent-teacher conference about her recent dip in performance. As the educator spouts off rhetoric stressing the role of homework as a perseverance-builder, the image freezes on the disinterested 4th grader and Whiteley provides a little context. "I know this look. It's a look that says, this is rubbish."

Most Likely To Succeed is the best film ever done on the topic of school — both its past and its future. It inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing. After seeing this film, you’ll never look at school the same way again.

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