American Promise

American Promise

Directed by: Joe Brewster & Michele Stephenson

Friday, October 18 - Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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In 1999, African-American Brooklynites Brewster and Stephenson enrolled their 5-year-old son Idris in a posh Upper East Side private school. Following Idris, his best friend, and the boys’ families over twelve years, the film captures their struggles with stereotypes and identity, learning differences and their increasingly divergent paths on the road to graduation. As their sons grow into young men, the parents wrestle with their own doubts and fears in this rare and vivid portrait of middle-class African-American families. Winner, Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival

140 Minutes

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