ITVS Community Cinema presents “The Homestretch”
a film by Anne de Mare and Kristen Kelly
Over 2000 Students enrolled in DC Public Schools are Homeless*
In some regions, 25 percent to 37 percent of LGBT high school students are or have recently been homeless*
Youth identified their top 3 services needs:
(1) Job Training or Help Finding a Job (2) A Safe Place to Stay (3) Help with Education*
*Sources: DC Public Schools, Center for American Progress, DC Homeless Youth Report (Sasha Bruce)
Community Cinema [DC] invites you to stand up for youth facing homelessness in our city by engaging with one of the visiting community partner organizations at our screening of The Homestretch.
other organizations are TBA
Fulfill a Wish List request. Additional information re donations and services will be posted on our communitycinema-dc.org website and the Eventbrite Reservation link.
The Homestretch follows three remarkable homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a more stable future. Each of these smart, resilient teenagers – Roque, Kasey, and Anthony – challenge stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while coping with the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film explores their plights within the larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights. The Homestretch is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America address the high school dropout crisis. A co-production of Spargel Productions and Kartemquin Films, The Homestretch premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10/9c on PBS. Check local listings.
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