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State’s Latino Film Series Features Freedom Writers

The next film in the Latino Film Series at The State Theatre in Modesto is the Richard LaGravenese film Freedom Writers. A true story that’s worth telling, the film follows a dedicated California teacher as she tries to unify her disadvantaged, racially divided students. Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey star in this engaging inspirational drama set during the time of the 1992 race riots in Los Angeles.

The movie is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. and The State is at 1307 J St., downtown Modesto.

For online ticket sales go to To purchase your tickets by phone call The State Box Office at 209-527-4697 from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If still available, tickets may also be purchased the night of the event up to the start of the presentation.

The film is rated PG-13 and was released in 2007. It runs two hours, three minutes