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They Call Me Mister Fry

There’s a reason why there have been so many of those inspirational movies about a teacher who makes a difference in an inner city classroom. When done well, they make truly feel good stories: gritty but hopeful. And They Call Me Mister Fry is no exception. It's a one-hander written and performed by Jack Freiberger, who currently teaches in the Los Angeles school district. Freiberger reenacts his first year in a No Child Left Behind school: his story features troubled children, bureaucratic nightmares, and personal struggles. He's an endearing and charismatic performer, and it's no wonder that he's found success as a teacher. This is a heartwarming 80 minutes. At CSV Center - Milagro. 80 minutes. [Furay]