The Pushouts


Lark TheaterMon, Jul 9 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
Film Info
Event Type:Uncommon Law
No Passes
Release Year:2018


'I was in prison before I was even born.' So begins the story of Dr. Victor Rios who, by 15, was a high school "dropout," heroin dealer, and Oakland gang member with multiple felony convictions and a death wish. But when a teacher's quiet persistence, a mentor's moral conviction, and his best friend's murder converge, Rios's path takes an unexpected turn.

Post-Film discussion panel will include Victor Rios, who had a troubled adolescence in Berkeley and went on to be a professor at UCSB and nationally acclaimed expert on youth/ educational and runs youth programs for teens "pushed out" of high school. Victor is features in the film.