The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious youths — Roque, Kasey, and Anthony — will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. While told through a personal perspective, their stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.
This is a free screening, followed by a community discussion about teen homelessness and Oasis Center programs. First-come, first served; no tickets required. Presented by ashville Public Television, ITVS Community Cinema and Oasis Center
Now in its seventh season in Nashville, Community Cinema is a screening series featuring upcoming selections from the PBS/NPT Independent Lens season. Presented in partnership with ITVS, local public television stations and leading community organizations, Community Cinema holds preview screenings and discussion in over 90 cities across the country, making a real contribution on a range of current social issues by connecting communities with organizations, information, and the opportunity to get involved. Join us for these upcoming screenings on Saturdays.
2015/04/18 - 2015/04/18
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Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening. Most screenings are followed by a moderated or panel discussion.