Synopsis by Mark Deming
Desire leads a woman into a dangerous place in this independent drama. Diana Watts (Lindsay Burdge) is an attractive woman in her mid-twenties who teaches English at a high school in an upper-middle-class Texas suburb. She's a capable but unremarkable educator and doesn't have many friends outside of her roommate Sophia (Jennifer Prediger). But Diana is keeping a big secret -- she's having an affair with Eric Tull (Will Brittain), a student at her school. Eric is handsome, confident, and comes from a wealthy family; he could have any girl in his class, but seems to enjoy being able to make Diana do his bidding, from furtive sexual encounters in her car to demanding that she send him erotic text messages. While neither Diana nor Eric have told anyone else about their relationship, it seems likely that someone will eventually find out, which turns out to be both dangerous and exciting for Diana. A Teacher is the first feature film from writer/director Hannah Fidell and received its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
high-school, self-destruction, teacher, upper-middle-class