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.