Film & Discussion: American Promise

When & Where
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
November 15, 2013 - 6:15pm - 8:45pm
Contact
415 863 1087

 

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! DIRECTOR JOE BREWSTER IN PERSON 

AMERICAN PROMISE spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country.

Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan’s Dalton School, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. Dirs: Joe Brewster & Michèle Stephenson. 2013. Digital. 140 mins.