Cartoon graphic of the movie, 'School of Rock."

Get ready to have your heart warmed, your spirits lifted, and your hope restored: MoPOP’s new film series, The Comeback, is all about lifting up the underdog, the Hail Mary, the impossible victory.

In our latest installment of Movies at MoPOP, we’ll be covering cult films from all over the genre map that exemplify the uphill battle, and eventual victory of the unlikely Comeback. Join MoPOP’s very own Kasi Gaarenstroom and a special guest every month to watch unlikely heroes achieve the impossible. All films will be screened virtually.

After over a year of isolation and untold hardship, we hope this series inspires viewers to reflect on their own Comebacks in the last 18 months. Whether you got a new job, began a new hobby, or just made it through the pandemic as best as you could, we wanna hear your comeback stories.

School of Rock –

“For those about to rock…I salute you.”

Dewey Finn is a loser. Kicked out of his (not very successful) rock band, Dewey is left to scrounge for rent before his roommate’s girlfriend kicks him out. In a stroke of genius (or idiocy), Dewey poses as a substitute teacher at an elite private school, where he recruits the students for his new music project.

PG-13 | 109 mins | Dir. Richard Linklater | 2003