The Bad Kids


At a remote Mojave Desert high school extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give at-risk students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age drama watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called “bad kids.”

“Emotional, immersive and insightful.” IndieWire

“The Bad Kids’ hits a raw nerve of cross-generational adversity, tapping into the ways in which literal, emotional, and psychological neglect and abuse can often only be halted when someone refuses to let the past influence the future.” – Variety

“An insightful, affecting film that casts sympathetic light on a neglected educational sector in a manner that acknowledges the dedication of countless career educators and may even help inspire a new generation of teachers and social workers.”The Hollywood Reporter

Press Kit


Los Angeles, CA – 12/16
Noho 7 – TICKETS

New York, NY – 12/23
Cinema Village – TICKETS

Columbus, OH – 1/6
Gateway Film Center – TICKETS

New Orleans, LA – 1/6
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center – TICKETS

White Bear Lake, MN – 1/6
White Bear 17 – TICKETS

Chicago, IL – OPENS 1/13

AMC South Barrington 30 – TICKETS

Dallas, TX – OPENS 1/13
AMC Grapevine Mills 30 – TICKETS

Detroit, MI – OPENS 1/13
AMC Great Lakes 25 – TICKETS

Houston, TX – OPENS 1/13
AMC Studio 30 – TICKETS

Philadelphia, PA – OPENS 1/13
AMC Cherry Hill 24 – TICKETS

Phoenix, AZ – OPENS 1/13
AMC Arizona Center 24 – TICKETS

Palm Springs, CA – 2/16 ONLY
Camelot Theatre

Luverne, MN – 3/17 ONLY
The Palace Theater


Columbus, OH
Capitol Theatre

Sacramento, CA
Studio Movie Grill Rocklin