El Paso, TX

July 29 - August 8, 2021 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Critical Thinking

With executive producer Carla Berkowitz
Tuesday, August 3
Abraham Chavez Theatre
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Comedian John Leguizamo takes a serious turn behind and in front of the camera in this earnest account of a team of chess-playing inner-city Cuban-American Miami high school students who overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to challenge for the national title. It’s based on a true story, and Leguizamo treats it, and their challenges with a kind of Good Will Hunting reverence. He must have had his young cast cutting up between takes because the believable chemistry propels this inspirational story. Critical Thinking was chosen to debut at last year’s South by Southwest festival, but missed that and theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Starring: John Leguizamo, Jorge Lendenberg Jr., Angel Bismark Curel, Corwin Tuggles
Rated: NR