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Gene Siskel Film Series: Raising Bertie

Day(s): Thursday
Date(s): January 5, 2017
Time(s): 7:00PM
Fee: $11 online, $13 at the door, $8 with student ID




“Astounding and powerful.” — Bryn Gelbart, Indiewire


“Resonates powerfully with contemporary issues of racial inequality, educational opportunities and the Black Lives Matter movement.” — Glenn McDonald, News Observer


Six years in the making, this coming-of-age portrait of three young African American men in North Carolina’s rural Bertie County takes Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell from boyhood to manhood as their alternative school The Hive closes, opportunities diminish, and the three face challenges that variously include an incarcerated dad, broken homes, courtship and love, and early fatherhood. Produced by Chicago’s own internationally acclaimed Kartemquin Films (HOOP DREAMS, THE INTERRUPTERS), RAISING BERTIE movingly interconnects narratives of family, youthful innocence, struggles with systemic racism, poverty and unemployment, and the will to succeed in the face of formidable odds. DCP digital. (BS)

Tickets available at the door

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Seating is general admission

If you have any questions please contact Jamie Hall at jamie@gortoncenter.org



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