Event Type: Film Screening|
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 10:00 PM
Join fellow community members to watch and discuss this intimate and provocative documentary. (2013, 135 minutes)Library: Oak Park Public Library Main Branch
The film by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson chronicles the divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation of two middle-class African-American boys who attended a prestigious school. Presenting complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity, "American Promise" will serve as a springboard for a discussion about achievement in our own community.
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov) and is presented in partnership with Oak Park-River Forest High School. The event is part of Questions & Dialog as well as the library's Humanity 101 series, which centers on talking, listening, and connecting around values such as compassion, integrity, and self-reflection. The film premiered nationally February 3, 2014.
Where: The Little Theatre, Oak Park-River Forest High School
201 North Scoville Ave., Oak Park, Illinois 60302
6:30 pm -- Film screening
9 pm -- Discussion
Arrive early for popcorn!
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.