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Community Cinema, American Promise

WQED Multimedia

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Community Cinema, American Promise

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Please join us for a FREE Community Cinema screening of American Promise.

A documentary 14 years in the making, American Promise provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class Black families in Brooklyn as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons. The provocative, intimate film presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. 


This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS. The film, by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson premiers on PBS on February 3.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Doors open at 6:00 with the film showing shortly after and a panel discussion to follow. 

WQED Multimedia

Hillman Conference Room

4802 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213                                                                                                                                                                                                            

WQED Multimedia brings you Community Cinema, a free series of documentary screenings on topicsimportant to our community, region, and world. Pittsburgh's Community Cinema provides an opportunity to view films from the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, prior to their release on television.                     

Pittsburgh's Community Cinema is an educational forum to explore and discuss the many important and timely social issues featured in the films. Pittsburgh's Community Cinema gives you a chance to share and act. Community Cinema is a lens that sharpens our world view and we're bringing it to you monthly with our community partner, the Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania. More information, including a roster of this year's Community Cinema documentaries, at wqed.org/communitycinema

Have questions about Community Cinema, American Promise? Contact WQED Multimedia

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WQED Multimedia, Hillman Room
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)


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