Film Screening: Pressure Cooker

Posted on May 09, 2011

PCCY movie night to screen ‘Pressure Cooker’

Public Citizens for Children and Youth continues its ongoing series of documentary screenings and discussions on Monday, May 16th with a showing of Pressure Cooker, described as “a moving, inspirational and tremendously real reminder of what the right teacher can mean to a kid looking for a way out.”

The film documents an entire school year at Frankford High School’s Culinary Arts “boot camp” for students. At the end of the school year, culinary students from all over Philly compete in a one-day cook-off, where top chefs judge the students’ skills and talent.

Scholarships are on the line; success will depend upon how dedicated they’ve been over the last year – enduring stressful home lives while still finding the motivation to wake up at 6am to get to class early enough to master crepes and tournee potatoes.

The screening will take place at 5:30pm at the United Way, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  RSVP to info@pccy.org or call 215-563-5848 x 11.


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