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American Promise

Tribeca All Access 2015: Giving a Cinematic Voice to the Underrepresented

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Years ago, when I first started writing about films, I remember attending a luncheon for the Tribeca All Access program, offered by the Tribeca Film Institute, during the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.

Franco-American Film Festival on the Champs Elysees: From Whit Stillman to Agnes Varda

Karin Badt | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Champs Elysées theaters were packed this weekend, with French audiences curious to explore the underground cinema of this country across the ocean. Curious: Would the same be true of a festival featuring young French talent in the U.S.?

10 Top Docs of 2013 (Including 9 From Women Filmmakers)

Kristin McCracken | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Though I didn't notice while culling my list down to just ten, nine of the movies that made my cut come from women filmmakers, which makes me exceedingly happy.

Thirteen Years in the Making: Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster Talk About Their Film American Promise

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

One of the enduring hopes of the digital age is that technology can break down the barriers between peoples and races. A film thirteen years in the making, American Promise follows two African-American boys from first grade through high-school, showing the challenges and opportunities young black men face in today's education system.

My Platonic Conception

Write for the Future | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Idris Brewster He merely tapped my shoulder. His voice was calm and even friendly, but the words were frightening: "Give me everything you have o...

Rescuing the American Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For decades, the cornerstone of fulfilling the American dream has been getting a good education. But that cornerstone has crumbled for millions of America's children.