Radical - English subtitled

Mexican drama about a teacher who uses radical methods to give underprivileged young children a better future. Winner of the Festival Favorite Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Time & Tickets

Who will the sixth`-grade students at Jose Urbina Lopez Elementary in Matamoros become? They are among the worst-performing students in Mexico, the world they know is one of violence and hardship, and their classrooms are dominated by an atmosphere of overbearing discipline, not opportunity. It might seem like a dead end, but it is also the perfect place for new teacher Sergio Juarez to try something different. There’s just one problem: Sergio has no idea what he’s doing.

Director Christopher Zalla chose actor and comedian Eugenio Derbez – a superstar in his homeland Mexico – for the lead role in this honest, playful, and inspiring story. Based on true events, RADICAL shines a light on the incredible potential children can manifest when an innovative teacher empowers them to think for themselves. (source: Sundance Film Festival)

Christopher Zalla, Mexico, USA, 2023, 125 min. Spanish spoken, English subtitles. With Eugenio Derbez, Daniel Haddad, Jennifer Trejo, Mia Fernanda Solis, Danilo Guardiola.