American Promise Poster

Release Date: October 18th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|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.

Director: Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Rada Film Group

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • It’s a baggy movie, with some things (such as whether Idris taking Ritalin in high school improved his performance) unexplained, and it may appeal most to those raising kids themselves. show more

  • 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

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