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DOWNEY – The Downey Church for Spiritual Living will host a screening Dec. 9 of the Ted Danson movie, “Knights of the South Bronx,” the true story of a corporate executive who gives up his career in order to fulfill his dream of teaching at an inner-city school in the Bronx.
As a fourth grade substitute teacher, Richard Mason wasn’t winning over any of the kids until one day in the park, when his toughest student watches while Mason plays chess and beats 14 people simultaneously.
The kids discover some important truths about race, wealth and brains through the game of chess, and Mason discovers he has the ability to make a difference in the world.
The screening begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and snacks will be sold during intermission.
The church is at 10000 Paramount Blvd. The public is invited.
Published: December 2, 2010 – Volume 9 – Issue 33