Thursday, January 30, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
You’re invited to join the Texas Public Policy Foundation during National School Choice Week for an exclusive showing of “Miss Virginia” in the TPPF Theater followed by a Q&A with TPPF’s education policy experts. Seating is limited, so RSVP today to reserve your spot. Complimentary light appetizers and beverages will be provided.
While this movie is not rated, it does contain limited use of strong language.
- 5:00-5:30PM – Guest Check-in + Reception
- 5:30-7:45PM – Film Screening + School Choice Discussion
Based on a true story, “Miss Virginia” stars Emmy® winner Uzo Aduba as a struggling single mother who is losing her fifteen-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington, DC. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can’t afford tuition, she launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands like him. Attacked and threatened by those who don’t want change—from corrupt politicians to the local drug lord—Virginia must discover depths of strength she never knew she had.
Emmy® nominee Vanessa Williams (SOUL FOOD, MY BROTHER), Emmy® nominee Aunjanue Ellis (WHEN THEY SEE US), Amirah Vann (UNDERGROUND), Emmy® nominee Adina Porter (AMERICAN HORROR STORY), Niles Fitch (THIS IS US), Nadji Jeter (WONDER), and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine (STRANGER THINGS, FULL METAL JACKET) round out MISS VIRGINIA’s stellar cast.