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American Promise - Trailer “American Promise” spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, New York, turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Manhattan’s Dalton School, 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. Winner, U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

SCREENINGS:

Thursday, May 22nd 5:15 - 7:15 PM
Troy Prep - 2 Polk Street Troy, NY 12180

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Join Troy Prep and WMHT for a FREE screening and panel discussion around the themes presented in American Promise by Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson. Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6pm
 Schenectady County Community College
Stockade Building, Room 102
78 Washington Avenue Schenectady, NY 12305

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Join the Schenectady County Community College, Liberty Partnerships Program, and WMHT for a FREE screening and discussion around the themes presented in American Promise by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9am
Hudson Valley Commmunity College
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180

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Monday, March 24, 2014 6-8pm
The Madison Theater
1036 Madison Ave, Albany NY 12202

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Join the CA$H Coalition and WMHT for a FREE screening and discussion around the themes presented in 'American Promise' by Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson. 


Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 6-8pm
135 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202

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Join the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region and WMHT for a FREE screening and discussion around the themes presented in “American Promise”.

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