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Here’s what reviewers have been saying about the 2021 Sacramento Jewish Film Festival.

J Weekly article

Inside Sacramento Article

Reviews of About a Teacher:

Some excerpts from reviews

“Few [movies about inner city schoolteachers] have approached the subject with the impressive realism and naturalism as Hanan Harchol’s semi-autobiographical feature directorial debut…”  – Frank Sheck, Hollywood Reporter

“the rare ‘inspired by’ movie that actually inspires…remarkable…aligned to the docudrama stylings of Mike Leigh…”  – Michael Rechtshaffen, LA Times

“A new film written and directed by a teacher comes closer to capturing the feel of classroom life than most of its big-budget predecessors…It turns out that it takes a teacher to make a decent movie about a teacher.” – Robert Pondiscio Harvard Kennedy School’s EducationNext

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