A smiling man in a shirt and jeans walks through a school playground as kids play around him. He holds a paper sun with the word 'SOL' on it.

About Radical

José Urbina López Primary School, a forgotten elementary school in Matamoros (Mexico), is where teachers are sent if they fail elsewhere – or perhaps anger the wrong person within the corrupt educational system. The area is plagued by frequent killings and drug-related crime. It’s where Sergio Juárez (Eugenio Derbez, who also starred in Oscar winner CODA) starts the school year filled with idealistic educational ideas. He soon finds out that he has to overcome obstacles he never saw coming.

Based on the story of real-life teacher Sergio Juárez Correa, Radical is an uplifting film about fighting the status quo that features a wonderful central performance from Derbez.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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