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-The New York Times

"Challenges the assumptions underlying our present higher education system"

-The Hollywood Reporter

"It's a brutal takedown of a practice now warping K-12 education"

-The Village Voice

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"I am living and breathing the SAT, ACT pressure tank right now. My daughter took her 3rd SAT last weekend and will be taking the ACT tomorrow morning. She is a top student taking all AP and Honors classes and gets straight A's. She is number five in a top performing class of 401 students and she is struggling with these tests. She is an extremely hard worker, did score above average on MCAS but the whole SAT/ACT tests are proving to be a challenge. Her score has made a jump with each test, but it's true that it is not a test of what you know, it's how you are trained to take these tests. Watching this could not have come at a more perfect time for me. My daughter this week was the recipient of the Harvard Book Award, she had an interview and they were impressed with everything she has accomplished with the exception of her very average SAT scores. Their advice to her is bring up those scores and you will have many options. More pressure in regards to these tests is not what she needs. Every word being uttered in this film is as if someone is reading my mind. These tests are crazy and way too much emphasis is being placed on them. Thank you for shedding light into what is very wrong with our educational system. I can't wait to share this! This is amazing, important, and very well done!!"

-Cheryl R

South Yarmouth, MA

"WOW. POWERFUL. I cried during some parts. What are we doing to our kids???? The pressure to take the SAT was nothing like this when I was a kid in the 1970s. I hope more elite schools go test-optional soon.... Many thanks. I look forward to screening this in my community."

-High School parent

Long Island, NY




Screening Start Theater/Presenter Location Name City State Event Link
03/16/18 - 07:30 PM SLO Film Fest Downtown Cinemas 888 Marsh Street San Luis Obispo California DETAILS
04/08/18 - 08:30 PM GPACAC/MOACAC Annual Conference Private Screening Kansas City Missouri DETAILS
04/20/18 - 12:00 PM Harvard Graduate School of Education Office of Student Affairs Private Screening Cambridge Massachusetts DETAILS
04/27/18 - 02:00 PM Landmark Theatres The Landmark at 57 West New York New York DETAILS
05/02/18 - 01:00 PM Gateway Film Center Gateway Film Center Columbus Ohio DETAILS
05/02/18 - 07:00 PM USC School of Cinematic Arts Ray Stark Family Theatre Los Angeles California DETAILS
05/04/18 - 12:00 PM Jacob Burns Film Center Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville New York DETAILS
05/04/18 - 02:30 PM Laemmle Theaters Laemmle Music Hall Theater Beverly Hills California DETAILS
05/07/18 - 07:00 PM Merrill Theatres Palace 9 Cinema Burlington Vermont DETAILS
05/08/18 - 07:00 PM Landmark Theatres Landmark Aquarius Palo Alto California DETAILS
05/08/18 - 07:00 PM Landmark Theatres Landmark Chez Artiste Denver Colorado DETAILS
05/08/18 - 07:00 PM Landmark Theatres Landmark Lagoon Minneapolis Minnesota DETAILS
05/09/18 - 07:30 PM Cinema Arts Center Cinema Arts Center Huntington New York DETAILS
05/10/18 - 07:00 PM Landmark Theatres Landmark Opera Plaza San Francisco California DETAILS
05/15/18 - 07:00 PM Landmark Theatres Landmark Shattuck Berkeley California DETAILS
05/16/18 - 07:00 PM Landmark Theatres Landmark Magnolia Dallas Texas DETAILS
05/18/18 - 01:00 PM Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation Coolidge Corner Theatre Brookline Massachusetts DETAILS
05/21/18 - 07:00 PM Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinema Atlanta Georgia DETAILS
05/29/18 - 07:00 PM Landmark Theatres Landmark E Street Cinema Washington D.C. DETAILS
05/29/18 - 07:00 PM Landmark Theatres Landmark Bethesda Row Bethesda Maryland DETAILS
06/06/18 - 10:30 AM NEACAC and NYSACAC Super Conference, Coming Together Conference Private Screening Poughkeepsie New York DETAILS
06/06/18 - 10:30 AM NYSACAC, NEACAC, & Marist College Nelly Goletti Theatre; Marist 2018 Super Conference Poughkeepsie New York DETAILS
06/07/18 - 05:00 PM Living Room Theater Living Room Theater - Boca Raton Boca Raton Florida DETAILS
06/07/18 - 07:00 PM Living Room Theaters Living Room Theater - Portland Portland Oregon DETAILS
06/15/18 - 01:00 PM Castilleja School Private Screening Palo Alto California DETAILS
06/15/18 - 07:00 PM The Music Hall The Music Hall Portsmouth New Hampshire DETAILS
06/27/18 - 06:30 PM Nantucket Dreamland Foundation Nantucket Dreamland Theater Nantucket Massachusetts DETAILS
06/30/18 - 07:00 PM AERO 2018 Conference Long Island University Post Campus Brookville New York DETAILS
07/09/18 - 03:00 PM Choate Rosemary Hall College Counseling Office Private Screening Wallingford Connecticut DETAILS
07/12/18 - 12:00 PM Rider University Private Screening Lawrenceville New Jersey DETAILS
07/30/18 - 08:00 AM University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign Private Screening Urbana Illinois DETAILS
08/08/18 - 10:00 AM University of Denver Private Screening Denver Colorado DETAILS
08/16/18 - 02:00 PM Miami University Private Screening Oxford Ohio DETAILS
09/05/18 - 03:00 PM DocUtah DocUtah - International Documentary Film Festival (Dixie State Univ. Campus; films will be shown at RedCliffs Cinema 1 and 4) St. George Utah DETAILS
09/17/18 - 06:30 PM REDgen Nicolet High School Community Room Glendale Wisconsin DETAILS
09/28/18 - 06:30 PM NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling ) Private Screening - NACAC 2018 National Conference Salt Lake City Utah DETAILS
11/01/18 - 04:00 PM Worcester Polytechnic Institute Private Screening - George C. Gordon Library Worcester Massachusetts DETAILS
11/01/18 - 06:30 PM ENRICHri Brown University Auditorium - 85 Watermark Street Providence Rhode Island DETAILS
11/05/18 - 12:45 PM Young Women's Leadership Academy Private Screening San Antonio Texas DETAILS
11/07/18 - 07:00 PM Open Door Education The Gallery @ Villageworks Acton Massachusetts DETAILS
11/14/18 - 07:00 PM DePaul University Maine South High School Auditorium - 1111 South Dee Road Park Ridge Illinois DETAILS
11/16/18 - 08:00 AM The Awty International School Private Screening Houston Texas DETAILS
11/16/18 - 04:00 PM The Awty International School Private Screening Houston Texas DETAILS
11/30/18 - 12:00 PM Ivy Educational Services Private Screening Fanwood New Jersey DETAILS
12/03/18 - 05:30 PM The Enrollment Management Association Private Screening Skillman New Jersey DETAILS
12/04/18 - 02:00 PM Marquette University Office of Undergraduate Admissions Private Screening - David Straz Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin DETAILS
12/11/18 - 06:30 PM DePaul University Wolcott School Arts & Athletics Center - 1950 W Hubbard Street Chicago Illinois DETAILS
12/15/18 - 01:00 PM Project MOVE & Victory Collegiate High School Private screening - South Shore Educational Complex Brooklyn New York DETAILS
12/18/18 - 06:00 PM Wood River Community YMCA Wood River Community YMCA - 101 Saddle Road Ketchum Idaho DETAILS
01/18/19 - 01:30 PM Score At The Top Learning Center & Schools Private Screening Boca Raton Florida DETAILS
01/18/19 - 01:30 PM Saint Anselm College Private Screening Manchester New Hampshire DETAILS
01/31/19 - 03:40 PM Augsburg University Hagfors Center - 700 21st Ave. South Minneapolis Minnesota DETAILS
02/03/19 - 08:30 AM Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Private Screening Baton Rouge Louisiana DETAILS
02/07/19 - 06:30 PM mindSHIFT & The University of North Texas College of Education Private Screening North Richland Hills Texas DETAILS
02/07/19 - 06:30 PM Mount Madonna School Resource Center for Nonviolence - 612 Ocean Street Santa Cruz California DETAILS
02/10/19 - 05:00 PM Galin Education Private screening Middleton Wisconsin DETAILS
02/19/19 - 07:00 PM Pikesville High School Pikesville High School - 7621 Labyrinth Road Baltimore Maryland DETAILS
02/28/19 - 06:30 PM Mount Madonna School Morgan Hill Community Playhouse - 17090 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA Morgan Hill California DETAILS
03/05/19 - 07:30 PM Landmark on Main Street Landmark on Main Street - Jeanne Rimsky Theater - 232 Main Street Port Washington New York DETAILS
03/14/19 - 07:30 PM Deerfield Parent Network Deerfield High School - 1959 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL Deerfield Illinois DETAILS
03/27/19 - 07:00 PM Carbondale Community High School The Varsity Center - 1301 E Walnut Street Carbondale Illinois DETAILS
03/28/19 - 07:00 PM Acalanes Parents Club Acalanes High School Performing Arts Center - 1200 Pleasant Hill Road Lafayette California DETAILS
04/09/19 - 07:00 PM McDonogh School Edward St. John Student Center, 8600 McDonogh Rd Owings Mills Maryland DETAILS
04/10/19 - 06:00 PM Pathways High School Pathways High School - 336 W. Walnut Street Milwaukee Wisconsin DETAILS
04/11/19 - 06:00 PM Bishop McNamara High School 6800 Marlboro Pike Forestville Maryland DETAILS
04/18/19 - 07:00 PM Sandown Public Library Sandown Public Library Sandown New Hampshire DETAILS
04/23/19 - 07:00 PM Young Democratic Socialists of America at ASU ASU Tempe Campus, Memorial Union, Mohave Room (#236) - 301 E Orange St. Tempe Arizona DETAILS
04/29/19 - 06:00 PM Let’s Talk Schools, LLC Sol Cinema Cafe - 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. New York New York DETAILS
05/14/19 - 06:00 PM Oak Grove School Oak Grove School Student Center - 220 W. Lomita Ave Ojai California DETAILS
05/21/19 - 08:00 PM 2019 Super Conference - PNACAC, RMACAC, and WACAC Sun Devil Stadium - 500 E Veterans Way Tempe Arizona DETAILS
05/28/19 - 10:00 AM Western Reserve Academy Private screening Hudson Ohio DETAILS
06/26/19 - 06:00 PM Alternative Education Resource Organization 2018 Conference Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd Portland Oregon DETAILS
08/20/19 - 07:35 PM Athens Ciné Athens Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave. Athens Georgia DETAILS
02/06/20 - 01:30 PM Georgia Tech Center for 21st Century Universities Georgia Tech Student Center Theater, 350 Ferst Drive NW Atlanta Georgia DETAILS
11/14/20 - 08:00 PM GATHR Nationwide Live Screening - 8pm ET / 5pm PT DETAILS


Join the dozens of campuses, organizations, and parents who are sharing The Test & the Art of Thinking with their community. Various screening formats and an in-depth discussion guide are available.