What started out as a creative project on Kickstarter for Filmmaker Michèle Stephenson has turn into a futuristic historical film? American Promise is the coming of age story about the flight of two African-American boys on the ‘path to success’ at a prestigious prep school. The film discovers the distinct and troubling growing pains young men of color experience while steering internal and external cultural stereotypes. American Promise opens in New York City on October 18, 2013.
Did you know? The official theatrical trailer for American Promise just showcased on BET’s 106 & Park website here.
The times they are a changing and most Americans know we are in a remarkable moment in history. This is a great time to spread the conversation about creating real change and opportunities for little African American boys, their families and communities. Go join the movement to celebrate and improve Black male achievement.
Don’t forget to check out a American Promise film screenings in a city near you. As mentioned earlier the first screening takes place in New York City on October 18, 2013 followed by releases in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Bay Area, Chicago and Detroit.
FYI: You can bring American Promise to a theater near you if you do not see your city on the list above. Joe Brewster, Filmmaker Michèle Stephenson and the American Promise team recently partnered with a new service called Tugg. Tugg provides the opportunity for any organization or individual to host an American Promise film screening at their local theater at no cost. Sounds amazing right! In fact, you can use this event as a fundraiser to raise money for cool ‘common good initiatives’ in your community. Just click here to visit Tugg; get started and download a “How To” one-sheet here.