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“Backpack Full of Cash” movie screening, Memphis
"Backpack Full of Cash," a documentary that explores the privatization of public education and enters the fray of Tennessee's debate on over-testing, is coming to Memphis. Matt Damon narrates the film that was featured at the Nashville Film Festival last year. The movie includes Nashville’s Gower Elementary School, as well as board member Amy Frogge of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. You can read more about the documentary in Chalkbeat's 2017 story. The screening, organized by the United Education Association of Shelby County, will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at Malco Studio on the Square in Memphis. Co-sponsors include the Tennessee Education Association, AROS Shelby, Tennessee Badass Teachers, and Fayette County Education Association. A panel discussion with public education leaders will follow the film along with an audience Q&A.

Mar. 7, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Malco Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Ave in Overton Square, Memphis, Tennessee 38112