Critical Thinking: John Leguizamo in Conversation with Mark Ruffalo - 92Y, New York

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Critical Thinking: John Leguizamo in Conversation with Mark Ruffalo

John Leguizamo and Mark Ruffalo

Join Tony- and Emmy-winning star John Leguizamo in conversation with Mark Ruffalo about his new film, Critical Thinking—the unforgettable true story of a teacher and five students from Miami whose lives are changed preparing for the National Chess Championship in 1998.

A magnetic and deeply compelling look at education, system racism, poverty, and the transformational power of chess, Critical Thinking also showcases Leguizamo’s massive talent as both actor and director. Don’t miss his conversation with Ruffalo about adapting the story for film, working with brilliant young actors, stories from behind the scenes, and more.

Purchase or rent Critical Thinking, available after September 4.

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John Leguizamo

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