American Promise

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American Promise

  • 2013
  • Directed By: Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 135 Minutes
  1. Monday, December 8, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film American Promise
Masterfully told with pointy precision, American Promise spans 12 years in the lives of two middle-class black families as they navigate their family experience when they choose to send their two young sons to a prestigious Manhattan private school. Filmmakers/parents Joe and Michele intimately document the struggles as their talented boys deal with stereotypes and identity issues. Convinced that education is the key to success in the 21st century, these families make enormous sacrifices for an elite education. But will the rewards be there? The film ultimately confronts the question. (2K DCP presentation)