The Homestretch will screen for over 8,000 educators at the 2015 SXSWedu conference, held in Austin, Texas March 9-12, 2015. The film was one of just three titles announced this month for the conference.
Meanwhile, the National Institute for Healthcare Management's journalism fund awarded the film’s outreach campaign a $10,000 grant. The NIHCM praised The Homestretch for exploring "broad social issues, including mental health, through the stories of three homeless teens."
With National Homeless Youth Awareness (November) just around the corner, theatrical bookings in 6 major US cities will give a broad audience the chance to see the film. This includes a return to Chicago on November 21st for a second weeklong run at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Following the film's initial Chicago run - which saw it generate the highest box office for any film in the nation playing on just 1 screen - a surge of support through the film's CauseVox campaign provided essential supplies directly to homeless youth. You can still contribute today.
New York (November 22-26 at Maysles Cinema), Los Angeles, Fresno, Oakland, San Jose, Seattle, and New Orleans will also be apart of this theatrical release. More theatres are still being confirmed - bring the film directly your local theatre via Tugg!
Ahead of those dates the film has and will play at multiple film festivals and community events. These include dates in Hot Springs, Dallas, Port Jefferson, Harrisburg, Bloomington, Rochester, Kansas City, Memphis, Boulder, Columbia, Grand Rapids, and St. Louis. See more details and the latest events here.