Filmmakers in person! Chicago premiere! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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2018, Juliane Dressner and Edwin Martinez, 88 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 17th 4:00pm
  • Sun, Aug 19th 3:00pm

This inspiring documentary follows three minority student leaders through their high school senior year as they face personal challenges to college acceptance, even while working to motivate their peers to apply. Enoch, a football player with the potential for an athletic scholarship, lives with his sister and struggles to bring up his low grade-point average while his mother resides in a homeless shelter. Dominican American Christine meets with family resistance to her college plans. Karoline, an LGBTQ student, has been subjected to bullying and harassment while overcoming academic obstacles. The three forge a new path as counselors to their classmates, providing motivational guidance to college application, even as their own futures hang in the balance. DCP digital. (BS) FF

August 17 & 19: Director Juliane Dressner is scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings with cast members Karoline Jiménez, Christine Rodríguez, and Enoch Jemmott. They will be joined by Dr. Joyce Brown, a nationally recognized school counseling leader based in Chicago.

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