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Film for Thought: Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 6.30 pm - Screening of `Up The Down Stair Case' at Sunaparanta

This Wednesday, 13th September ’17 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of ‘Up The Down Stair Case’ at Sunaparanta indoor gallery

Film: Up The Down Stair Case (1967)

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Sandy Dennis

Run Time: 124 mins

About the Film

Directed by Robert Mulligan (To Kill A Mockingbird) and starring the Oscar winning (and under-rated ) Sandy Dennis,  this forgotten gem of the 60's is the story of an idealistic English teacher assigned to an overcrowded New York City public school filled with  troubled students. An ode to one of the most thankless and selfless jobs in the world, the film brutally captures the difficulties in educating young and distracted minds.

Released in the same year as 'To Sir With Love' a far more celebrated (though slightly dated) film, UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE has aged better and still feels relevant.

Based on the Bel Kaufman novel which spent 64 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.