Sarah Mondale

Stone Lantern Films


BACKPACK FULL OF CASH: USA 2017, Digital, Color, English, NR, 96 min


BACKPACK FULL OF CASH Official Trailer from Stone Lantern Films on Vimeo.

On Wednesday, October 25th, join us for a special community presentation of this new documentary feature exploring the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children.

Directed by New York kindergarten teacher Sarah Mondale, and narrated by Matt Damon, this thought-provoking film was filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, throughout the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where public education -- starved of resources -- hangs in the balance.

All proceeds will benefit these local education charities: Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, Athens Land Trust, Athens Peer Court, AthFest Educates, Awesome Clubhouse @ La Escuelita, Books For Keeps, Chess and Community, Clarke County Mentor Program, Experience UGA, Family Connection/Communities in Schools, FoodBank, The Foundation For Excellence, Seed Life Skills, Strong Girls, U-Lead Athens, and Young Designers Program.

Representatives from many of these groups will be on hand with literature and information about each of their organizations, so plan to arrive early to mix and mingle with all these folks doing great educational work in our community!