Director: Joanne Hock
Category: Documentary Feature, Family-Friendly Feature
Runtime: 72 minutes
Synopsis: “Purple Dreams” reveals an extraordinary ARTS in Education success story. This inspirational documentary shadows six at-risk black high school students on an emotionally powerful three-year journey of transformation in a racially biased City. With access to the Arts and academic mentors, our at-risk youth have the potential to break the cycle of poverty in a single generation. These students struggle with homelessness, low-income neighborhoods, gang-related violence and single parent households as they further their education with a triumphant musical production that propels them into a world of opportunity they never expected.
SHOWING: October 21, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Q&A with Executive Producer Robin Grey; documentary subject, dancer Javontre Booker; and Emily Keating, Director of Education at the Jacob Burns Film Center. The discussion will be moderated by Tony Award-winning actor and arts activist James Naughton
United Capital has generously sponsored the free screening of this important Arts-Education-For-All documentary.