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Scribe Producers' Forum

American Promise

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Tuesday 10/21
6:30 pm
$10 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
$5 Members of IHP & Scribe

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  call 215-387-5125, menu option 2. 

dirs. Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson, USA, 2013, 135 min.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME TO 6:30PM

Co-directors and co-producers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson in attendance.


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 Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. An Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. A co-production of Rada Film Group, ITVS and POV’s Diverse Voices Project. Part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, made possible by CPB.