Friday, October 18, 2013

'American Promise' Opens Today in NYC

Great weekend for movies. In addition to "I Am Divine," the documentary "American Promise" -- which I helped Kickstart last year -- opens today in New York at the IFC Center and Film Society of Lincoln Center. Directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson shot this project over the course of 13 years. The film captures the story of the couple's 5-year-old son Idris and his best friend and classmate, Seun, as these families navigate their way through the rigorous prep-school process. The film is set against the backdrop of a persistent educational achievement gap that dramatically affects African-American boys at all socioeconomic levels across the country.

Cannot wait to see it. For more information, including how to get a screening where you live, please click HERE.

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