‘A Teacher’ Trailer: Don’t Sleep With Your Students

A Teacher

It’s hard being a teenager these days. There’s pressure that never existed before to excel in school, have a well-rounded social and extracurricular life and just have a general ability to get your life together all before you turn 18. Now add hormones to the mix and it’s all shot to hell.

The first trailer for Hannah Fidell’s A Teacher seems to focus on what happens when one of those hormonal teens crosses paths with an teacher who hasn’t quite gotten a grasp on the boundaries you need to be able to set in adulthood. High school teacher Diana (up-and-comer Lindsay Burdge) is in the middle of an affair with one of her students (Will Brittain) and all is well until she decides to call the whole thing off. But she can’t deny her attraction to her young student, and the taboo nature of their fling causes her to mentally unravel. Juicy.

I would make a comparison to 2009’s An Education, another film about an inappropriate romance between a teen and an adult, except I remembered that Peter Sarsgaard’s character didn’t have any feelings. Check out the newest trailer for A Teacher after the break.

With a soundtrack that sounds more like terrifying ambient noise than music, it’s clear from the trailer that we’re all in for a bumpy psychological ride along with Diana. The film performed well at Sundance, where our Kate Erbland gave it a very positive review.

A Teacher is in available on demand on August 20th and will hit theaters on September 6th.

In childhood, Samantha had a Mary Katherine Gallagher-esque flair for the dramatic, as well as the same penchant for Lifetime original movies. And while she can still quote the entire monologue from A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, her tastes in film have luckily changed. During an interview, director Tommy Wiseau once called her a “good reporter, but not that intimidating if we’re being honest.” She once lived in Chinatown and told her neighbor Jake to “forget it” so many times that he threatened to stop talking to her.

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