Saturday, January 11th, 3:00pm
Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, 2013, 142 min.
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.
Q&A with directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson and their son and American Promise subject Idris.