All the Difference
2015, Tod Lending, USA, 83 min.
- Sun, Aug 7th 3:00pm
- Mon, Aug 8th 6:00pm
Inspired by Wes Moore's bestseller "The Other Wes Moore," Oscar-nominated director Lending (LEGACY) follows two young black men from Chicago's South Side on a difficult and heroic journey. Krishaun and Robert come from broken families in high-crime neighborhoods where many kids don't expect to live past 18, much less go to college, but it can take only one generation to break the cycle and change a family's future. Robert's mother was murdered by his father, and Krishaun, like his father, joined a gang. Now, bolstered by their education at Chicago's Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, they aim for college — Krishaun studying criminal justice at Nashville's historically black Fisk University, Robert taking pre-med at predominantly white Lake Forest College. Filmed over five and a half years, the film traces their personal, academic, and financial struggles, as it weighs the factors that make all the difference in their effort to be among the 16% of African American men who graduate from college. (MR)
This is a family-friendly film.
AUGUST 7 & 8: Director Tod Lending and cast member Krishaun Branch will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.