American Promise

Kent Denver School and St. Anne's Episcopal School present

American Promise Film Synopsis

American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan's Dalton School, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America's struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.

The film is set against the backdrop of a persistent educational achievement gap that dramatically affects African-Americans across all socioeconomic levels and exposes the social and parental pressures that frequently accompany the desire to overcome this gap.

Film Viewing of American Promise

Thursday, April 10th, 6:30pm

Kent Denver School (Anschutz Theater), Englewood, CO, United States

Please contact Genevieve Marcelino (, Kent Denver School, 303-770-7660 or Kelsey Smith (, St. Anne's School, 303-756-9481 for additional details.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

American Promise (Official Theatrical Trailer)