Chicago, please join award winning author of THE LIE, JoAnn Fastoff on Saturday, November 23rd at a special filming of the documentary AMERICAN PROMISE. The reception is hosted by the MacArthur Foundation at 7:00pm prior to the 8:00 pm screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 162 North State Street (at Lake), Chicago, IL. Reception is open to all ticket holders. Tickets costs $15 and can be purchased here http://bit.ly/17LwbKB or at the box office.
JoAnn is reaching out to let you know the film, American Promise, is an award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary that follows the journeys of two African-American boys from kindergarten through high school graduation at a premier private school in New York City. It provides a powerful narrative about the lives of African-American boys and their families as well as an incisive look at the factors that contribute to the achievement gap in education for black males.“Two incredibly rich coming-of-age tales… shining a light on both how far we have come in terms of race in America and how very far we still have to go.” –The Village VoiceFor more on the film:WATCH Michèle (Director) on The Cycle with Tourè,LISTEN to American Promise on NPR’s Tell Me More, orSEE the Short Doc on NYTimes Op-doc.
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