School of Rock

School of Rock

August 15, 2022
It's a long way to the top if you want to rock 'n' roll. The Jack Black academic classic is presented by Extra Credit

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series Extra Credit

Extra Credit re-examines pop-culture cinema through an academic lens. Striking playful associations and extracting new insights from nostalgic blockbusters and cult classics, The Connector program brings University of Missouri research, resources, and ideas to the Cinema. Free for members.

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock ’n’ roll. The school’s hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn’s activities. But Finn’s roommate remains in the dark about what he’s doing.

Presented By

Director(s): Richard Linklater
Starring: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Sarah Silverman
Year Released: 2003
Runtime: 110 minutes
Country: USA
Language(s): English