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2 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson follow their son and his best friend through the U.S. educational system. Though both boys start out at the prestigious Dalton School, circumstances later force one into a public high school.


Directors: Joe Brewster , Michele Stephenson

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Rada Film Group

American Promise (2013)

Release Date: October 18th, 2013|2 hr. 20 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    By the end you can't help but wonder whether it was a good idea to keep the youngsters under camera scrutiny for more than 12 years. show more

  • 80
    Duane Byrge The Hollywood Reporter

    American Promise shows the emotional toll that each boy endures, not only from the image that their privileged peers have of minority males but, accordingly, their own lack of confidence. show more

  • 75
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    The result is an extended home movie that is also a sociological experiment. show more

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