Bad Education

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US Premiere

FEATURE | USA | 108 MINUTES

BAD EDUCATION

Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman), the charismatic superintendent of a Long Island school district, rules his kingdom with aplomb. Beloved by his community, he’s brought prosperity that’s the envy of other districts, and is on the cusp of finishing a massive project that will be the feather in his cap. When a student from the school paper pulls on a thread of errant expense records that implicates Frank's second-in-command, Pam Gluckin (Alison Janney), Frank has to act fast, devising a scheme that spirals out of control.

Inspired by the almost too-bizarre-to-be-true scandal that rocked the Rosyln, New York school district, and written by a former student during the time when the story broke, director Cory Finley twists this thrilling yarn with the direction and balance of a master storyteller. Showcasing incredibly nuanced performances from Jackman and Janney as well as a supporting ensemble at the top of their game, Bad Education is a genuinely sly and gleefully dark tale of the cost of the American dream.—Landon Zackheim


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Cory Finley

Cory Finley is a New York-based director and playwright. He adapted his first film, Thoroughbreds, from his play of the same name; it premiered at Sundance and was released by Focus Features in 2018, earning Gotham and Independent Spirit nominations for its screenplay. Bad Education is his second film.

Director
Cory Finley
Producer
Fred Berger, Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, Oren Moverman, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Mike Makowsky
Screenwriter
Mike Makowsky
Cinematographer
Lyle Vincent
Editor
Louise Ford
Composer
Michael Abels
Executive Producer
Leonid Lebedev, Caroline Jaczko
Associate Producer
Jeffrey Penman
US Distributor
HBO
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Ray Romano

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