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Feature Film Version Of André Robert Lee's 'Prep School Negro' To Screen At DOC NYC

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 22, 2012 at 3:35PM

The feature-length version of a film we first introduced you to way back in 2009, the first year of this site's existence, will be screened at the DOC NYC festival next month.
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Prep School Negro

The feature-length version of a film we first introduced you to way back in 2009, the first year of this site's existence, will be screened at the DOC NYC festival next month.

For about 3 years, the film traveled the film festival and film screening/educational series circuit, but the shorter version of it, which clocks in at about 50 minutes.

The feature-length version is 71 minutes long. It made its world premiere in May of this year, at the Montclair Film Festival, so I gather most of you haven't seen it yet.

The synopsis for André Robert Lee's The Prep School Negro reads:

André Robert Lee revisits the life-changing events of his adolescence when he gained a way out of Philadelphia’s ghettos with a scholarship to an elite prep school. As he moved into a different world, he grew distant from his sister and mother. In this poignant film, he explores thorny questions of race, education, opportunity and family. He also spends time with current day prep school students of color to see if anything has changed inside the ivory tower. 

If you live in New York City, or will be in the city on November 11, you'll be able to see the feature-length version of the film, when it screens at the DOC NYC documentary film festival.

For dates, times and ticket information, click HERE.

Watch the trailer below:

Prep School Negro (TRAILER 2.5 min) from Marin Media on Vimeo.


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