Newcity, a Chicago publication, recently named The Homestretch Best Illumination of a Heartbreaking Issue that Few Know About for 2014.
"Unless we’ve been homeless ourselves at some point, work for the Night Ministry or National Runaway Safeline, or in schools where the problem becomes entirely more evident, teenage homelessness often goes unnoticed. But “The Homestretch” changes that. The directors of the film, Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly, give visibility to an overwhelmingly invisible population, fixing the camera’s gaze on homeless youth, three teenagers, in particular–Kasey, Anthony, and Roque–each unique in their struggle, but common in their overall dilemma."
- Newcity, Best of Chicago
This incredible news comes just as the film is ramping up its presence in Chicago, with a second week of showings at the Gene Siskel Film Center and community screenings with dozens of Chicago organizations. For a full listing of events, check out the film's screenings page. For up to date information, follow The Homestretch on Twitter or like us on Facebook.