In 1999, filmmakers Brewster and Stephenson enrolled their five-year-old son Idris in the Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at a time when the private institution sought to cultivate a diverse student body. They then decided to turn the camera on themselves to film the experiences of Idris and his best friend and classmate Seun. This powerful documentary captures the stories of Idris, Seun, and their families from the first day of kindergarten all the way to their high school graduation, chronicling the unexpected challenges that come with an incredible opportunity.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson.
A ticket to the screening gets you a free cocktail at the after-party, which will be held at Madiba Restaurant (195 Dekalb Ave).