A Teacher by Hannah Fidell is being released theatrically by Oscilloscope after its Sundance Institute’s NEXT WEEKEND replay in Los Angeles and other cities in August. We on the jury of U.S. In Progress at the Champs Elysees Film Festival 2012 awarded it the top prize which enabled its post-production to be funded and which enabled it to be seen by Europa Distribution’s indie distributors from all over Europe. We are very proud of this film and the coverage it is garnering is gratifying. Congratulations Hannah!!
GO BACK TO SCHOOL WITH “A TEACHER”!
Trailer Now Available
Just as students head back to school this fall, Hannah Fidell’s controversial and salacious film “A TEACHER” opens theatrically and on video-on-demand September 6th
“Hard to look away from this head-on exploration of a woman escaping the demands of adult life by surrendering to inappropriate passion.”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“A taut, closely-observed psychological tale.”
– Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A Teacher explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric (Will Brittain). What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively startling ways. Lindsay Burdge delivers a deeply compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance that brings us into the mind of an adult driven to taboo against her better judgment.
A Teacher made its world premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and will be released theatrically and on-demand this September by Oscilloscope Laboratories.
MEET THE TEACHER:
Lindsay Burdge / Diana Watts
Lindsay Burdge is one of the hottest young actresses in indie cinema today. For A Teacher, Lindsay has received much critical praise and was highlighted by Variety, IndieWire, Verge among other publications as one of the actresses to watch at Sundance 2013. The role of Diana in A Teacher was written and developed specifically for Lindsay by Hannah Fidell.
Lindsay has also appeared in Joe Swanberg’s All The Light In The Sky, opposite Ti West, which played at AFI Fest last year. She also appeared in Ben Dickinson’s First Winter, which played at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Lindsay also worked on the other side of the camera as both a producer and casting director on Adam Leons’ Gimme The Loot.
Lindsay’s upcoming projects include Up The River (director: Ben Greenblatt), Some Beast (director: Cameron Bruce Nelson), Anguish (director: Sonny Mallhi), Invitation (director: Karyn Kusama)
MEET THE STUDENT:
Will Brittain / Eric Tull
A Teacher marks the on-screen debut of Will Brittain, a fresh-faced young actor from Austin, Texas.
Prior to his role in the film, Will appeared on stage in several prominent theatrical productions in Austin including: “Colossal”, “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”, and “D’Angelico”.
Will was featured as a Sundance Breakout Star by Indiewire and named one of their Ten Actors to Watch at SXSW.
MEET THE WOMAN BEHIND THE FILM:
Hannah Fidell / Director, Writer, Producer
Hannah Fidell is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her first feature film, A Teacher, debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and recently played in the Festival Favorites section of SXSW where Fidell was awarded the Chicken & Egg Emerging Narrative Female Director award. She was also included in Filmmaker Magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film” list in 2012. Hannah had two short films, “The Gathering Squall” and “Man & Gun” play at SXSW in 2012. She is currently in pre-production on her next film.