Movies That Matter, a film series program of the City of Fort Worth’s Human Relations Commission, will present Paper Tigers at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.
Event details: Admission is free. Make reservations online.
About the film: Paper Tigers (2015, 102 minutes, PG-13 strong language, offensive slurs and violence) chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Washington. The kids who come to Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioral problems and substance abuse. After Lincoln’s principal is exposed to research about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences, he decides to radically change the school’s approach to discipline. With the aid of diary camera footage, the film follows six students. From getting into fights, grappling with traumatic events in their lives, and on the cusp of dropping out, they find healing, support and academic promise at Lincoln High.
View a trailer.
Movies That Matter was created in 2010 as a way to create awareness in the community about human rights issues affecting people in Fort Worth and worldwide. The series presents human rights-related film screenings and moderated discussions. The program is managed by the Diversity & Inclusion Department.