American Promise Film Review
When filmmaking couple Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson s year old son Idris and his best friend, Seun, both African American, are accepted into the highly prestigious and almost exclusively white Dalton School, the proud parents embark on an amazingly ambitious project to document the two boys entire .An extraordinary documentary about race, family and education that s at once epic and intimate, “American Promise” took years to complete since its premise is to follow two boys from kindergarten through high school. Actually, co directors and spouses Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson initially .”American Promise” is the result of the hundreds of hours of footage. The documentary is unwieldy, unfocused and frustrating at times, no doubt in part to the relative inexperience of its parents turned filmmakers and their nebulous motives for turning their camera on in the first place. But the movie is also, .NYFF Review Documentary American Promise A Flawed, Yet Fascinating Look At Coming Of Age..
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