Friday, February 27th
miracle THEATER CHurch, 535 8th Street Southeast, Washington, DC
$5 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR. if you want a set of tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will invoice you via paypal.
USA / 2015 / 71mins
Directed by Betsy Cox
World Premiere / Post-screening Q&A with Director and “Dreamers”
Devastated by the arrival of crack cocaine in the 1980s, Washington DC became known as the ‘Murder Capital’ of the country. Growing up at the epicenter of this violence – in southeast DC – 67 rising seventh graders were promised college scholarships by a wealthy area businessman. Southeast 67 focuses on the students’ struggles to reconcile the dream of college with daily survival in a community rife with violence, poverty and addiction. A Red Spark Films Production
Blowing up the simplistic bootstrap narrative of success, this feature-length documentary combines raw never-before-seen archival film footage and photographs, with present day footage and intimate interviews with the students, twenty years later, as they reflect on the hope and anguish of trying to seize an improbable dream.
Director Betsy Cox ‘s films focus on a wide range of social issues, including poverty, education, domestic violence and healthcare. Her work has aired on PBS and Discovery, and has been featured in festivals, museum exhibitions, showcased at galas, served as the centerpiece of grassroots campaigns and broadcast in Times Square and at the Army/Navy game. Over her twenty-five year career, she has received more than sixty awards, including an Emmy for A Call to Care (PBS). In 1997, she founded Betsy Cox Productions which became Red Spark Films in 2014.
Presented in association with the National Community Church.