Safety Glass (2004) - Details

It is January 1986 : one week before the space shuttle Challenger is to be launched. A New York reporter, still reeling from the death of a woman he had written a series of articles about, is sent to cover the small town hoopla surrounding Christa McAuliffe, slated to be the first Teacher in Space. In town, the reporter encounters a group of disaffected students, whose own beloved teacher has just died under mysterious circumstances. Their passionate and extreme expressions of grief attract him. He moves into their alternate universe, a willing substitute teacher, but descends into a netherworld of lies and misplaced sexual desire with this group of confused and combustible youths.