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Rubber Room

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

It’s the Breakfast Club for Teachers! This absurdist comedy follows MARK KNOWLES, a snobbish British transplant, on suspension from his job as a Principal of a NYC public high school to a Detention Center (“RUBBER ROOM”), for an indefinite period. He quickly makes himself at odds with his zany fellow “cell” mates. Adrien is a long-time resident of the Rubber Room with a penchant for violence; Malinda, a potential love interest and the sage assistant principal who likes to play coy; Dilshan, the first teacher to find “inner-peace” in the Rubber Room but labeled incompetent by his peers; and Jackie, a high-school teacher who’s pregnant by one of her underage students. “THE RUBBER ROOM” pits Mark against these four personalities while being under the finger of Claire, the cougar-ish Superintendent who controls the room and sees Mark as a potential threat. As Mark undergoes the tension of having his personal and professional integrity challenged he slowly is being taught about sacrifice, tolerance of others, and especially oneself. Will Mark learn his lesson before it is too late, or will he be confined to the Rubber Room forever?

Directed by Dugan Bridges

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