This weekend, Termite Art recommends:
From my review of Half Nelson on IFC News (where I write twice a week, remember):
Every school has a cool teacher, the teacher with the rep for exciting students with their unorthodox education style. I knew a cool teacher who, like Mr. Dunn, fought with demons his students never saw (the year after my graduation, my high school's Mr. Dunn — the best teacher I ever had — quit his job and left town in disgrace after an embarrassing arrest). This is not to say that all good teachers are unstable types, but simply to observe to anyone who doubts the plausibility of "Half Nelson"'s scenario, that it speaks from a place of truth. It is the best American movie I've seen this year.
Half Nelson, playing near a theater near you, except where it isn't. And if it isn't, you should make plans to travel to see it.