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    Netflix Streaming Pick Review - 'The First Grader' Is Well-Meaning But Lacks Context & Drama Force

    Inspiring and heart-warming are words that will easily be pegged to the description of The First Grader. The story of an 84 year old Kenyan man enrolling in primary school is, after all, the sort of feel-good thing you expect to hear after all the bad news has been dispensed with, the sort of story ...

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    INTERVIEW | "The First Grader" Director Aims to Uplift and Make You Think

    "The First Grader," the moving true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager who fought for his right to go to school, finally lands in select theaters this Friday, May 13, after a long festival run following its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in 2010. In an Email interview with indieWIRE, d...

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    Palm Beach Int'l FF Announces 2011 Opener, Closer, and Golden Palm Honoree

    The Palm Beach International Film Festival announced it will open with Tom McCarthy's "Win Win" and close with Justin Chadwick's British/Kenyan film "The First Grader."

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    Doha Tribeca Turns Two With "Outside the Law," "First Grader" and More

    At a press conference at the Villaggio Cineplex in Doha, the Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced the Arab Film Competition, the first 30 titles in the World Panorama section, the Arab Short Film Competition and a Special Screening for the 2nd annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF). The festival ru...

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    NGE Taps "The First Grader" for the U.S.

    Director Justin Chadwick's "The First Grader" has been picked up by National Geographic Entertainment for U.S. theatrical distribution. The true tale about an 84-year-old Kenyan's battle for an education screened at the recent Toronto and Telluride film festivals. It was a runner-up for the Toronto ...

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