The MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series returns on Friday 10/11 with a special screening of AMERICAN PROMISE co-sponsored by the Open Society Institute at the MICA Brown Center at 7:00pm with film directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. Following the screening of AMERICAN PROMISE there will be a 10-minute interview between WYPR’s Tom Hall and the directors, followed by Q & A with the audience.
AMERICAN PROMISE won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Friday, October 11th
MICA Brown Center
1301 West Mt. Royal Avenue
$10/$5 students w ID/free for Friends of the Festival and MICA students
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.