We are thrilled that AFI Docs will host the US premiere for The Homestretch in Washington D.C. today, June 19. The film will have its NYC premiere as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival tomorrow, June 20th. This is a big weekend for us!
Leading up to these important festivals, the film has received some incredible reviews.
"A humane accomplishment." - The Village Voice
"Heart-wrenching." - The Washington Post
"The Homestretch is a story of poverty, violence, loneliness, and pain, but it is also a story of courage, perseverance, compassion, and hope that may not offer the high-profile thrills of basketball glory, but may raise public consciousness of a generation we’re losing a little more each day." - Big Think, comparing it favorably to Hoop Dreams
US and NYC Premiere - Times and Locations
The Homestretch will screen at AFI Docs on 6:45PM on Thursday, June 19th at the AFI Silver Theatre. A second screening will take place at 11AM on June 20th at The Naval Heritage Theatre in Washington DC. Get tickets and information.
At the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York, The Homestretch will screen at 8:45PM on Friday, June 20 at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, and again at 7:00PM on Saturday June 21 at the IFC Center. Get tickets and information.
Huffington Post Live Interview
Anne de Mare, co-director, and Kasey and Anthony, two of the film's subjects were interviewed on Huffington Post Live yesterday about being young and homeless in Chicago. The interviewer, Marc Lamont Hill, revealed he had experienced homelessness as a teen.