Most Likely to Succeed Film Screening

Film Screening & Conversation

Most Likely To Succeed Film Screening

Please join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Most Likely to Succeed. Following the screening, there will be an interactive discussion about re-imagining education in our classrooms and school systems. Hosted by the LMU School of Education Alumni Association with support from the Better Together: California Teachers Summit, this is a community-wide event that is free and open to the public. 

The celebrated film Most Likely to Succeed  offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and AFI DOCS, and has been featured at leading conferences on education. Audience members call it the most compelling film ever done on the topic of school. In the past year, more than 3,500 communities have hosted a screening of Most Likely to Succeed.  

Complimentary food and beverages will be provided. Please note, space is limited.

Date & Time 

Friday, March 1, 2019 
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 


LMU Playa Vista Campus 

12105 West Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista 

Los Angeles CA 90045 


Parking will be hosted onsite.

Program Agenda

5:30 pm: Registration and Light Dinner

6:00 pm: Welcome Remarks

6:15 pm: Screening

7:45 pm: Audience and Panel Discussion with Greg Whiteley, Film Director, and Fran Henderson, Dean of Students at High Tech High International.

9:00 pm: Event to conclude


Featured Speakers

Greg Whiteley
Director, Writer and Producer of Most Likely to Succeed

Greg Beck Whiteley is an American film director, producer, and writer, known for New York Doll (2005), Resolved (2007), Mitt (2014), and Most Likely to Succeed (2015). He is also the creator and director of the Netflix documentary series Last Chance U (2016–present). Whiteley’s documentaries have garnered an IDA award for best documentary series, two Emmy nominations and three premieres at the Sundance Film Festival.

Francesca Henderson
Dean of Students, High Tech High International

Francesca Henderson, known as Fran to her students, is the Dean of Students at High Tech High School International (HTHI). Since starting at HTHI eight years ago, she has served as a math teacher, teacher coach, and consultant

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